Thoughts about plants, games, King Arthur, and direct eye contact on public transportation.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Origins of Taper
'Taper,' to become thinner, seems to come from the shape of candles, which used to be called 'tapers,' a word which apparently comes from 'papyrus' because candles had wicks made of papyrus. 'Paper' also comes from 'papyrus,' so I suppose it makes some sense.