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Mar­tillo and Mal­leable

The Span­ish mar­tillo (“ham­mer”) comes from the Latin malleus mean­ing the same. And from this Latin root malleus we get the Eng­lish… mal­leable. So some­thing that is mal­leable, change­able, is fig­u­ra­tive­ly… ham­mer­able.

We see that the Span­ish m‑rt-ll maps to the Eng­lish m‑ll.


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