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Abar­car and Brachial

Abar­car (“to cov­er, take in, take on”) comes from the Latin brachi­um for “shoul­der.”

From the same Latin root brachi­um, we get the Eng­lish brachial: as in your brachial artery, the artery that runs down your shoul­der!

The b‑r root is clear­ly vis­i­ble from both.

Un­sur­pris­ing­ly, from the same root we al­so get the Span­ish for shoul­der… bra­zo as well as the Eng­lish.… bra.


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