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Ne­gar and Rene­gade

Ne­gar (Span­ish for “to de­ny”) comes from the Latin ne­gare (“to say no”), with the re added for em­pah­sis. This then links it to Eng­lish words like, negate and… rene­gade. Who is a rene­gade if not the per­son who fights what so­ci­ety is try­ing to im­pose on him? (Or her!).

We can see the n‑g root clear­ly in both.

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