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!