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Ren­cor and Ran­cid

The Span­ish for “anger,” ren­cor, has a fun Eng­lish cousin: ran­cid.

Both words come from the Latin rancere, mean­ing “to stink.”

Thus, lit­er­al­ly, both rot­ten food stinks and, anger stinks.

We can see the re­la­tion­ship clear­ly if we see the r‑n-c map­ping be­tween the words.


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