The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0825 Thursday, 28 April 2005
From: Bruce Richman <
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.
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