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Tornar and Tor­na­do

Tornar (“to turn”) has giv­en us di­rect­ly an Eng­lish word: tor­na­do. A tor­na­do turns, does­n’t it? Since this word came in­to Eng­lish di­rect­ly from Span­ish — the word is un­changed from its Span­ish par­tici­ple form. We can see the t‑r root clear­ly in all. And, if we go back a bit fur­ther, both words are al­so re­lat­ed to the Eng­lish… turn.

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