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Martin Green on 'Quondam
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0794  Tuesday, 26A April 2005

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Apr 2005 13:01:03 +0100
Subject: 16.0776 Martin Green on 'Quondam'
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0776 Martin Green on 'Quondam'

I thought it was well known that the most likely derivation of the
18th-century word "condom" was from the Latin "condominium", in the
extended sense of 'protection'.

John Briggs

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