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Pare­cer and Ap­pari­tion

Pare­cer, Span­ish for “to ap­pear”, comes from the Latin parere, mean­ing the same. As does the Span­ish verb form, apare­cer.

Ob­vi­ous­ly to some but not to oth­ers, from the same root comes the Eng­lish ap­pear as as well as… ap­pari­tion. What is an ap­pari­tion if not some­thing that ap­pears to you but does­n’t re­al­ly ex­ist?

We can see the re­la­tion­ship be­cause the p‑r of pare­cer maps to the p‑r in both ap­pear and ap­pari­tion.


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