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Red and Reti­na

Red (Span­ish for “net­work; net”) comes from the Latin rete, mean­ing “net.”

From the same root, we get the Eng­lish… reti­na. How? What does your eye have to do with a net?

Well, if you look deeply in­to some­one’s eye, their reti­na turns out to be a very tight net­work of blood ves­sels. And thus, your reti­na re­al­ly is a… red (Span­ish sense)!

You can see that the r‑d of red maps to the r‑t of reti­na.


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