Monday, April 25, 2016

A-to-Z Challenge: U

We’re in the downward swing of things now. Hanging in there?

Anyway, we’re looking at urge. It showed up in the mid to late sixteenth century, coming from the classical Latin urgere, which just means urge. It can be traced all the way back to the Proto Indo European wreg-, push or shove. Not much change there.

Hey, the etymology actually makes sense! How about that.



  1. I suppose urges do shove you towards a certain course of action don't they :)
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  2. Might be one of the few times it makes sense...

  3. Yes, that really does make sense. However, when I have an urge for chocolate cake, there is no shoving required. Unless it's me trying to get to the front of the cake line. :)

  4. I'm feeling the urge to be done with this challenge. My high school teacher told me Latin would help with my vocab and once in a while there is a connection.

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  5. Urging someone forward might involve pushing.

  6. Love the word 'urge'. Has a positive connotation to me.

  7. Hmm. Very interesting to have a word that can be traced back to the mother of European languages. Great to find your blog. I'm still trying to find new people to follow and enjoy. I'm succeeding! Yay!

  8. Another one that seems to have been useful throughout time.


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