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Limpio and Lymph

Limpio (Span­ish for “clean”) comes from the Latin limpid (“clear”). The tran­si­tion is easy to see: clean­ing some­thing is broad­ly, mak­ing it look clear again, right?

From that same Latin root, we al­so get the Eng­lish lymph — as in the lymph nodes we stud­ied in high school bi­ol­o­gy. What is a lymph? The clear liq­uid cir­cu­lat­ing in the body. Oh, there it is again: it’s clear.

The l‑m-p root is clear in all!


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