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16 Jul 2021

Where does the word quarter come from

| xaviera

So quarter is a noun and means to divide into four equal portions and the origin of the word is Latin. Another definition is. One of four equal parts into which something is divisible, and another is, any of various units of capacity or weight equal to or derived from one fourth of some larger unit. Their are so many definitions of the word quarter I would never be able to type them all.


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xaviera

Level 4

I learned a bit of Latin this year

It's Mokie

Level 6

Why do I suddenly think of Suzi Quatro???? I need to go to YT.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Interesting.....

Long Beard

Level 5

Pertaining to coinage, the Spanish 8 reale as an example, was quartered with a chisel along the cross of the reverse to make change. Which is not coincidental that most European coinage of the time had a similar cross struck into it. Also, hence the term pieces of eight and two-bits.

Golfer

Level 5

Amazing how words were created. So much history on them.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Very good! You learned something important. Latin is an important language to learn because almost every European language is based on it. So is English. If you have a working knowledge of Latin, it's easier to learn other languages

Longstrider

Level 6

Hmmmm. Et tu Xaviera? Gratius tibi.

Kepi

Level 6

Wow... Really... This is a blog? You gotta be kiddin' me

Mike

Level 7

Thanks

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