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  • Langdon considered offering an etymological sidebar about the word hermaphrodite and its ties to Hermes and Aphrodite, but something told him it would be lost on this crowd.
  • Although modern culture had erased much of Venus’s association with the male/female physical union, a sharp etymological eye could still spot a vestige of Venus’s original meaning in the word "venereal."
  • Langdon knew it was no coincidence that the word minstrel and minister shared an etymological root.

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  • Many English and German words share the same etymology.

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