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Random etymology for the day. खर means donkey in Sanskrit. khar means the same in Persian. घोष means sound in Sanskrit. Gush means ear in Persian. Combine those, and we get “animal with large ears like a donkey”—khargush=खरगोश=rabbit
More random etymology: The Sanskrit उष्ट्र (camel) gave rise to "shotor" in Persian (same meaning).

Old Persian "morg" (bird) now means hen (मुर्ग).

Combine to get shotormorg = शुतुरमुर्ग = camel bird = ostrich.
I just realized that sahib and sahiba are masculine and feminine forms _of the same word_ (meaning companion). Yet, the latter means companion/friend, but the former means owner/master. #patriarchy
How all the words for hundred in Indo European languages are connected to each other
The etymology of turkey (the bird 🦃) is fascinating. The Americans call it Turkey, thinking it's from Turkey. The Turks call it Hindi, thinking it's from India. But it came to India from the Americas.
Apparently, Ayurveda (Sanskrit) has 5 different words for 5 different types of buttermilk, which is why we get different words like mattha (मट्ठा), chhachh (छाछ), and taak (ताक)
Most Indo-European languages use euphemisms for “bear”
(Fear = speaking its true name will summon it)

eg, English:bear = brown one
Russian:medved = honey eater
Latvian:lacis = hairy one
Sanskrit:ऋक्ष = (some think) destroyer (of beehives, from राक्षस)…
Etymology of “arrabbiata” the Italian sauce is also very interesting
The word "infantry" comes from "infant", because it originally denoted soldiers who were too young or inexperienced to be entrusted with a horse and be part of the cavalry (via @reddit/r/TodayILearned)
Weekdays = same planets/ Sun/Moon, in English or Hindi:
• Monday=>Moon=सोम
• Tuesday=>Tiw's(Norse)=Mars=मंगल
• Wednesday=>Woden's(Norse)=Odin's=Mercury=बुध
• Thursday=>Thor's(Norse)=Jupiter=गुरु
• Friday=>Freya(Norse)=Venus=शुक्र
• Saturday=>Saturn=शनि
• Sunday=>Sun=रवि
Adding this to my etymology thread: The reason why farm animal names in English have Anglo-Saxon origins but the same meat has French origin names
The "lead" in a pencil has always been graphite. When graphite was discovered, the science of Chemistry was in its infancy, and people thought it was "lead ore". That's why it was called lead.…
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