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Mar­chi­tar and Morn­ing

Mar­chi­tar (Span­ish for “to fade; to with­er”) comes from the Latin marcere (“to de­cay, with­er”) which it­self comes from the an­cient Pro­to-In­do-Eu­ro­pean root merk which al­so means the same, “to de­cay, with­er.”

From the Pro­to-In­do-Eu­ro­pean root merk, we get the Eng­lish… morn­ing (via Old Ger­man — just re­mem­ber the Ger­man mor­gen!).

Morn­ing, af­ter all, is just the end of the de­cay of the moon!

The m‑r root is clear­ly vis­i­ble in both!


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