Thoughts about plants, games, King Arthur, and direct eye contact on public transportation.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Origins of Explain
The word 'explain' comes from the Latin verb 'explanare,' meaning 'to make plain or level.' 'Explanare' is a compound word; 'ex' means 'out' and 'planus' means 'level' or 'flat.' It seems like 'planus' is the origin of 'plain' and 'plane' but not 'airplane.'