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Old 03-13-2019, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The power of words

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"to devote or give up (oneself) to a habit or occupation," from Latin addictus, past participle of addicere "to deliver, award, yield; make over, sell," properly "give one's assent to," figuratively "to devote, consecrate; sacrifice, sell out, betray, abandon,"


1590s, "to practice dictation, say aloud for another to write down," from Latin dictatus, past participle of dictare "say often, prescribe," frequentative of dicere "to say, speak" (from PIE root *deik- "to show," also "pronounce solemnly"). Sense of "to command, declare, or prescribe with authority" is 1620s, as is the meaning "be the determining cause or motive of." Related: Dictated; dictates; dictating.


Old English spell "story, saying, tale, history, narrative, fable; discourse, command," from Proto-Germanic
To say it clear, to say it cold
It's over, it ain't going
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