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Se­gun and Sec­ond

Según (Span­ish for “ac­cord­ing to…”) comes from the Latin se­cun­dum, mean­ing the same. Se­cun­dum it­self comes from the Latin… se­quor, mean­ing, “to fol­low” — just like the Span­ish for the same, seguir!

Thus, we can see in all these vari­a­tions, not on­ly the s‑g-r or s‑c-r root (the g/c are eas­i­ly and of­ten in­ter­changed!) but al­so the com­mon­al­i­ty with the Eng­lish… sec­ond, that al­so comes from the same ori­gin.

Sec­ond, af­ter all, fol­lows the first.

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