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Re: News from Maltz

Noah (mavrikgandalf@yahoo.com)



I got your message. Odd.
Noah




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From: Michael Everson <everson@evertype.com>
To: tlhingan-hol@kli.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 1:51:09 PM
Subject: Re: News from Maltz

On 28 Jul 2009, at 17:05, David Trimboli wrote:

>>> My guess is that it sounds like "villain," which is the sort of
>>> person who nearly always has minions.
>>
>> Also, wasn't there an old English word "villein" that meant something
>> like servant or minion?
>
> You're right, that's  it. A villein was a low-class farmer, just one
> step above a serf. It's also the linguistic source of the word  
> "villain."

Well this is very peculiar, because I posted about "villain" about  
nine hours ago and it still hasn't turned up on this list.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/


      





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