Etymological thought of the day

It is widely accepted that the Viking presence in 10th-century Rouen area (future duchy of Normandy) left no discernible linguistic traces in the langue d’oïl language group beyond some scattered words relating to shipping and other very specific operations. However, as I was musing on the biography of the French word “seuil”, I noticed the striking similarityContinue reading “Etymological thought of the day”