A word’s etymology is its history: its origins in earlier forms of English or other languages, and how its form and meaning have changed. Many words in English have come from Greek, Latin or French.
- The word school was borrowed from a Greek word σχολή (skholé) meaning 'leisure'.
- The word verb comes from Latin verbum, meaning 'word'.
- The word mutton comes from French mouton, meaning 'sheep'.
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