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De­masi­a­do and Mas­ter

The Span­ish de­masi­a­do (“enough!”) comes from the Latin ad­verb magis, mean­ing “more!”.

From that same root magis, we al­so get the Eng­lish… mas­ter.

It goes to show you: a mas­ter is re­al­ly some­one who, as De­peche Mode said, just can’t get enough.  So they keep go­ing and go­ing and go­ing, un­til they’ve be­come a mas­ter.

The m‑s root maps clear­ly to both words.


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