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Temor and Tim­o­thy

Temor (Span­ish for “fear”) comes from the Latin for the same, tim­or.

From this root, we al­so get the Eng­lish name… Tim­o­thy. The ‑thy end­ing comes from the Greek theo-, mean­ing, “God” — so Tim­o­thy is lit­er­al­ly, one who is scared of God.

From the same root, we al­so get the less com­mon… temer­i­ty, which just means “bold­ness”: and what is be­ing bold if not, not hav­ing any fear?


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