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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Etymology of the word "community"

The word community is derived from from the Latin communitas, fellowship, which, in turn, is derived from communis, or "common".

The prefix "com" signifies "with, together, in conjunction, joint". Removing the "com" from the latin, leaves you with munis, which derives from munire, meaning "to fortify, strengthen, or defend".

AKA: Strength in numbers.

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