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Miedo and Metic­u­lous

The Span­ish Miedo (“fear”) comes from the Latin me­tus, for “fear.”

From that same root, we get the Eng­lish… metic­u­lous. Metic­u­lous lit­er­al­ly means, “full of fear”: and who is metic­u­lous about every tiny lit­tle de­tail if not the per­son who is full of fear of mess­ing up?

We can see the m‑t of metic­u­lous maps to the m‑d of miedo.


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