It’s the A-to-Z challenge! I think it was made just for me this year because it starts on a Tuesday, which is one of my blogging days. With evidence like that, how could it not be true?
Today’s word: art.
Art showed up in the early thirteenth century basically meaning a practiced skill (i.e. the art of cooking, the art of kicking ass). It comes from the Old French art and classical Latin artem, which had pretty much the same skill/craft meaning. It can be traced all the way back to Proto Indo European, where it was ar-ti-. Oh, and that ar-? It means join or fit together. It’s also the root word for arm.