So, I've always vaguely wondered why three of the four seasons have a single simple name ("Spring" "Summer" "Winter") while the fourth has two, both "Fall" and "Autumn".
Checking the dictionary, I didn't find the answer. But I did learn that 'autumn' is Etruscan (though we got it from the French, who got it from the Romans), and means autumn.
I suspect that makes it pretty much the only Etruscan word in common usage in modern English
Live and learn.
current reading: THIS PROGRESS by Bernard Acworth (still)
it is time
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