15 May

Etymologies

Generally, in the English language, a word has either a story or a root. In today’s discussion of etymologies, we cover both categories.

Do you know the story of the word “maudlin”? It originated in the Bible.

How about “bedlam”? There’s a pretty cool story behind it.

Video runtime:
5 minutes 18 seconds

Don’t Miss These Points…

  • A word either has a story or roots from a previous parent language (0:45)
  • The story of the word “maudlin” (1:07)
  • The story of the word “bedlam” (2:03)
  • Word roots and Greg (2:51)

“Bedlam comes from a story and it’s the shortening of a longer word.”

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