It’s the last day! We did it!
For the final word, we’re looking at zoo. Just zoo showed up in 1847 as a short way of saying the Zoological Gardens of London. Zoology is an older word, showing up in the mid seventeenth century meaning animal science and coming from the Latin zoologia, which is just the same thing. They used the Greek words zoo, animal, and -logia, discourse/theory. Zoo can be traced even further back to the Proto Indo European gwei, to live or life and actually the origin word for the prefix bio- too.
And that’s it! End of the alphabet! Woo! Go take a break before your fingers fall off!
Thanks so much for a month of superb words!! I've learned each time I've visited here and appreciated all your hard work. Thanks for the laughs too. Wishing you a super May and look forward to visiting up-coming posts.ReplyDelete
Woohoo! It's done - congrats on getting all the way to Z. Your posts have been most enlightening and entertaining :)ReplyDelete
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Thank you for another excellent month of words and word origins. Like Natasha said, it was both enlightening and entertaining!ReplyDelete
And I learned something along the way!ReplyDelete
That makes sense too. Bravo on completing the challenge!ReplyDelete
Congrats on making it through! And how nice to end on a simple, straightforward one.ReplyDelete
Hooray for making it to the end and educating us on the origins of words. =)ReplyDelete
Congrats on finishing the challenge. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.ReplyDelete
Zoo and bio... Interesting. And you made it through. Now back to writing posts...ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the completion of the A-Z challenge :) and every time I go grocery shopping on a Friday at 5pm, I am in a zoo LOLReplyDelete