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What a coincidence, but they're actually unrelated. ἄρσην ("male") is the Greek form of an old Proto-Indo-European word *uers-n-, with plenty of cognates in IE languages. It is actually related to the Latin verres 'ram' and other words in Sanskrit, Armenian, and Lithuanian referring to the male of an animal's species. Meanwhile, ἄρσις comes from ...


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The Latin word amare, which is of course the root of Spanish "amar," can be freely used both of people and things. When talking about people, it can refer to romantic love, as in the famous line: Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus (Catullus, Carmen 5) Or it can just refer to general affection, or inclination towards a person. In that meaning it is ...


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