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Be­ber — Bev­er­age

File this one un­der the “So ob­vi­ous I did­n’t re­al­ize it” cat­e­go­ry: the Span­ish be­ber (“to drink”) is a cousin of the Eng­lish, bev­er­age.

Both come from the same foun­tain: the Latin bibere, mean­ing the same. Thus the b‑b-r in the Span­ish be­ber maps to the m‑v-r in the Eng­lish bev­er­age.

The on­ly change is a b‑to‑v tran­si­tion, which is one of the more com­mon and of­ten in­ter­change­able tran­si­tions.


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