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Monday-ish word: celerity

celerity (sə-lĕr′ĭ-tē), noun

Swiftness; speed.

The word itself is little used in conversation these days, but it does live on in the names of various companies.

Etymology:  Latin celeritas, swiftness.  Think 'accelerate'.

'Celery' has unrelated origins (from selinon, parsley).

This week's word comes from the introduction to Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman.
Tags: c, latin, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read
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