Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Etymology for the day: "larceny"

According to the American Heritage Dictionary via, "larceny" is a Middle English word, from Anglo-Norman larcin, theft, from Latin latrōcinium, robbery, from latrō, robber, mercenary, utimately from Greek latron, pay, hire.

And the Spanish for a robber or thief is ladrón.

Mercenaries have never had a good rep. . .

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