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gambol \GAM-buhl\, intransitive verb:

1. To dance and skip about in play; to frolic.

 

noun:

1. A skipping or leaping about in frolic.

 

Gambol, earlier gambolde or gambalde, comes from Medieval French gambade, "a leaping or skipping," from Late Latin gamba, "hock (of a horse), leg," from Greek kampe, "a joint or bend."

 

The bad news is that while most of us gambol in the sun, there will be much wringing of hands in environment-hugging circles about global warming and climate change.

-- Derek Brown, "Heatwaves", The Guardian, June 16, 2000

Tags: french, g, greek, latin, noun, verb
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