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Re: News from Maltz

qe'San \(Jon Brown\) (qeSan@btinternet.com) [KLI Member]



I received you previous message 2 hours 40mins before this one.

qe'San
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Everson" <everson@evertype.com>
To: <tlhingan-hol@kli.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:51 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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