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    The etymology, please.

    Dear Teachers.

    I was intrigued to hear the word catholic used to mean varied or diverse in reference to a group of people. Is the word commonly used in this sense? What is the etymology? Does it have anything to do with the Catholic religion?


    Thank you.

    YY

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    Re: The etymology, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yuri Yoshikuni
    Dear Teachers.

    I was intrigued to hear the word catholic used to mean varied or diverse in reference to a group of people. Is the word commonly used in this sense? What is the etymology? Does it have anything to do with the Catholic religion?

    Thank you.

    YY
    Try here: http://www.catholic.com/library/What_Catholic_Means.asp

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