What English words appear to be derived from Latin, but aren’t?

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Posted in categories: English, Linguistics

In a roundabout way: syllabus is ultimately derived from a garbling of the obscure Greek word sittyba, which got mangled progressively in manuscripts and then print editions of Cicero, and reinterpreted from its original meaning “title slip”.

The Curious and Quibbling History of “Syllabus” (part 2)

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