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  • v. Present participle of derive.

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  • n. (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase


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  • This doctrine he called “synechism,” a word deriving from the Greek preposition that means “(together) with.”

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  • Eddie scored some great shots, and I got a cover story that later became a book, The Scariest Place in the World: A Marine Returns to North Korea, the title deriving from a presidential quote.

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  • He came up with Mrs Buttercup Kennedy, almost certainly Mary Kirk, the nickname deriving from a hat she had once worn. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • This bread is related to sfincione [the name deriving from the Greek for "soft"] and for this bread the filling can be more complicated these days.

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  • Its name deriving from the initials of a secret Greek motto, Philosophia Biou Kybernētēs = Love of learning [is] the guide of lif [...]

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  • Its name deriving from the initials of a secret Greek motto, Philosophia Biou Kybernētēs = “Love of learning [is] the guide of life”, the fraternity was a forum for students to discuss topics not covered by their classical education.

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  • Emblica fruits are one of three "myrobalans," a term deriving from Greek for the acorn, which is a well-known astringent used in tanning.

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  • Said dysfunction and massive debt deriving from the refusal of large sections of American society at the upper levels to contribute their fair share, or any share, to the upkeep of the society that treats them so well.

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  • Somewhere around 7000 BCE or earlier the lentil began to be domesticated, the modern species of Lens culinaris most likely deriving from a wild progenitor Lens orientalis.

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  • According Woese, they only later became independent deriving from a highly interactive common ancestral state, not "natural abiogenesis in multiple independent settings".

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