words: etymology as a criterion discussion


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Gina (pindaregirl) | 17 comments Mod

Originally, what is the tree's skin comes from arabic name: al-qurq and amazingly, this namecan be assimilated to the name Cortex! Is the cork the tree's cortex?

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I heard it is, and that the bark is skinned off the Portuguese cork trees once every seven years.

Al-qurq makes me think of quercus, oak.

Remember Sir Patrick Spens and his Scotch nobles all drowned with their cork-heeled shoes?

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Gina (pindaregirl) | 17 comments Mod
i remember that!
thank you

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