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Izar and Hoist

Izar (Span­ish for “hoist” — as in, you hoist the flag) comes from the French hiss­er for the same, which it­self comes from the old Ger­man words for the same, hissen. And from that Ger­man root, we get the Eng­lish hoist it­self. The i‑z root of izar clear­ly maps to the hoi‑s root of hoist.


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