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Cazar and Chase

Cazar (Span­ish for “to hunt”) and the Eng­lish chase come from the same root: the Latin cap­tiare, al­so mean­ing, “to hunt.” What is a chase if not just a calmed-down hunt?

You can see the c‑z of cazar map to the ch‑s of chase.

And it is per­fect­ly ap­pro­pri­ate that the Eng­lish chase came to us via the French chasi­er. What are the French good for if not weak­en­ing the strong, man­ly hunt in­to the more fem­i­nine chase?


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