Mar. 16th, 2005

yle_silla: (Default)
quarantine
1523, "period of 40 days in which a widow has the right to remain in her dead husband's house." Earlier (15c.), "desert in which Christ fasted for 40 days," from L. quadraginta "forty," related to quattuor "four" (see quart). Sense of "period a ship suspected of carrying disease is kept in isolation" is 1663, from It. quarantina giorni, lit. "space of forty days," from quaranta "forty," from L. quadraginta. So called from the Venetian custom of keeping ships from plague-stricken countries waiting off its port for 40 days (first enforced at Ragusa in 1377). The extended sense of "any period of isolation" is from 1680.

а как твое море? я был под водой. я мечтал о большой рыбе. мы ждем июня.

Profile

yle_silla: (Default)
yle_silla

March 2012

S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18 192021222324
25262728293031

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 21st, 2017 10:51 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios