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Carne and Rein­car­na­tion

Carne (Span­ish for “meat”) comes from the Latin car­nis (“flesh”) — not sur­pris­ing at all.

But there’s a mys­ti­cal con­nec­tion as well: from this Latin root, we al­so get the Eng­lish… rein­car­na­tion. Com­bined with the re- pre­fix for “again”, rein­car­na­tion lit­er­al­ly means “in the flesh… again”. Sounds just like what rein­car­na­tion is!

Note: see al­so our pre­vi­ous posts about Carne and car­ni­val as well.

Sug­gest­ed by: Hong Linh


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