Reference Entry

silence

Julia Cresswell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547920
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727801
silence

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Both silence and silent [LME] came from Latin silere, ‘to be silent’. The fuller form of silence is

Reference Entry.  79 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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