Monday, August 20, 2012

Wot'd you say? Lady comes from 'bread-maker'

Word of the day.  I owe this to a friend.  What I like is the contrast with the more idle version of lady, as in a titled Lady, or ladies at lunch and ladies of leisure.  To be precise Lady comes from anglo-saxon, a combination of two words.  The first part 'la' is from hlaf or loaf; the second part 'dy' is from dige or make.  Hence a lady is a bread-maker.

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