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Rocío and Rose­mary

Rocío (Span­ish for “dew,” not to men­tion its cousin, ro­ciar, “to sprink or spray”) comes the Latin ros (“dew.”)

From that same root, we get the Eng­lish… rose­mary, every­one’s fa­vorite mint! Rose­mary in fact comes from the Latin ros­mar­i­nus (rosmar­i­nus), the “dew of the sea”!

The r‑c of rocío clear­ly maps to the r‑s of rose­mary.


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