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Re­van­cha and Vin­di­cate

The Span­ish re­van­cha (“re­venge”) comes from the Latin vin­di­care, mean­ing — sur­pris­ing­ly — “to vin­di­cate.”

Re­venge, af­ter all, is just one way to vin­di­cate your­self!

If we re­mem­ber the re­in­forc­ing re- pre­fix, we can see that the v‑n-ch of re­van­cha maps to the v‑n-(d)-c of vin­di­cate.

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