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Suel­do and Sol­dier

Suel­do (Span­ish for “salary”) comes from the Latin solidus for “gold coins” — that which you pay the salary in.

From the same root solidus we al­so get… sol­dier. Yes, a sol­dier is de­fined by the mon­ey he makes: a sol­dier is just some­one who is in an arm for the pay.

The s‑l-d root is clear­ly vis­i­ble in both!

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