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Where, historically, the word comes from; for example: From Middle English word, from Old English word (word, speech, sentence, statement, command, order, subject of talk, story, news, report, fame, promise, verb), from Proto-Germanic *wurdą (word). Doublet of verb.[1]


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    • 1984, Judith Collins, Just Testing, rev. edition, Campbelltown, N.S.W.: Hearsay Publications, →ISBN, page 10:

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