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    Vocab Analysis

    Question 1:
    Could you tell me what the root of "precipice" is? Is it "cip"? If yes, what does it mean? How about its prefix and suffix? Thank you for helping.


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    Re: Vocab Analysis

    "fall to great depth," from Fr. précipice, from L. pręcipitium "a steep place," lit. "a fall or leap," from pręceps (gen. pręcipitis) "steep, headlong, headfirst," from prę- "forth" + caput "head"

    Used to refer to a steep rockface from the 17th century.


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    Re: Vocab Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "fall to great depth," from Fr. précipice, from L. pręcipitium "a steep place," lit. "a fall or leap," from pręceps (gen. pręcipitis) "steep, headlong, headfirst," from prę- "forth" + caput "head"

    Used to refer to a steep rockface from the 17th century.


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    Thank you, Anglika. You are very knowledgeable.

    BTW, may I ask two more questions? What does "L.L." stand for in the following definition? And how could I find the meanings of the abbreviations used in the Online Etymology Dict.?

    icon:1572, "image, figure, representation," from L.L. icon, from Gk. eikon "likeness, image, portrait," related to eikenai "be like, look like." Eastern Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded 1982.
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    Re: Vocab Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    What does "L.L." stand for in the following definition? And how could I find the meanings of the abbreviations used in the Online Etymology Dict.?
    you simply type them into the search window in the top right hand corner

    LL is an acronym and denotes the period of late/vulgar Latin

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    Re: Vocab Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    you simply type them into the search window in the top right hand corner

    LL is an acronym and denotes the period of late/vulgar Latin
    Thanks for telling.

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