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Pie — Foot

Foot pie Spanish English

The Eng­lish foot comes from the In­do-Eu­ro­pean root *ped. Think ped­al.

In­ter­est­ing­ly, the “p” sound con­sis­tent­ly trans­formed in­to an “f” in the Ger­man­ic lan­guages — but re­mained a “p” in the Lati­nate lan­guages.

This is why, foot is equiv­a­lent to pie.

Oth­er ex­am­ples of this pat­tern in­clude fa­ther and padre, and the Eng­lish far is from the same root as the Latin per.

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