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    merchant and market

    I suppose both words are etymologically closely related . Is it possible that one came into being through a typo made in the other (I mean the change of positions of letters "a" and "e") ?

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    Re: merchant and market

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    I suppose both words are etymologically closely related . Is it possible that one came into being through a typo made in the other (I mean the change of positions of letters "a" and "e") ?
    Both words come from Old French and ultimately from Latin. I doubt very much that either one is the result of a typo.

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