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Jun­ta and Joint

The Span­ish jun­ta (“to­geth­er”) comes from the Latin iunc­tus for “joined.” If you are to­geth­er, then you are joined in one form or an­oth­er.

From the Latin root iunc­tus, we get the Eng­lish joint. A joint, af­ter all, is just the ex­act point where two dif­fer­ent things come to­geth­er!

Both jun­ta and joint have the j‑n-t root, al­though it’s al­ways fun to re­mem­ber that both had an i- in­stead of a j- in Latin. Just like IN­RI.


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