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Fla­mante and Flam­ing

Fla­mante, Span­ish for “great-look­ing” or “splen­did” — per­haps, a more mod­ern ver­sion of which would be, “awe­some!” — comes from the Latin flam­ma, mean­ing, “flame.”

From that same root, we get the Eng­lish, flame. Com­plete­ly un­sur­pris­ing­ly.

If you’re won­der­ing how we get from “fire” to “sexy”, then all we need to do is re­mem­ber one word.… flam­ing.

Theh fl‑m root is clear­ly vis­i­ble in both.


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