Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A-to-Z Challenge: V

We can see the end now. And in that vein, view.

View showed up in the earlyfifteenth century meaning a formal inspection of land, not taking on the current meaning until the mid fifteenth century. It comes from the Anglo French vewe, view, and Old French veue, which can mean brightness, appearance, or vision and is from the verb veoir, to see. The French took their word from the classical Latin videre, to see. So while it always had something to do with sight, it’s taken on some pretty weird subsets over the years.



  1. Interesting… It has always meant some version of seeing. And calling a landscape a view, makes sense too in this context.

  2. So they took out the d. The other variations seem similar.

  3. I see now where the word comes from. ;)

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  4. Good thing we happen to like pretty weird. :)

    Also laughing at Patricia's comment...I see what she did there.

  5. I like a bit of weird so view away :)

  6. At one point, looking for a view of nature was not done. Nature was considered ugly, and only beauty was found in what man had "conquered". Or something like that. So, I can see why view changed it's meaning.

  7. Well it would be boring if human beings didn't mess with the language over and over gain, wouldn't it :)
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