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Martin Green on 'Quondam
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0825  Thursday, 28 April 2005

From:           Bruce Richman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 27 Apr 2005 11:43:26 -0500
Subject: 16.0811 Martin Green on 'Quondam'
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0811 Martin Green on 'Quondam'

My original editions of the OED and Skeat's Etymological Dictionary of
the English Language both discreetly omit "condom" entirely. My
Latin-English Dictionary (David McKay Publishers, NY, 1938), cites Latin
"condo" as "sheathe" and "to thrust into". I believe the word has also
been authoritatively cited to mean "receptacle". My understanding is
that the derivation of "condominium" is associated with "joint
dominion", without an intended pun.

Bruce Richman
Columbia, Missouri

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