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Re: "Prepend" doesn't mean what you think it means
- To: Clarke Echols <clarke at verinet dot net>
- Subject: Re: "Prepend" doesn't mean what you think it means
- From: Kurt Roeckx <Q at ping dot be>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 15:56:46 +0200
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- References: <3B60C54C.D2AD881E@verinet.net>
On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 07:35:08PM -0600, Clarke Echols wrote:
> "Prepend" is a very obscure word which means literally to premeditate,
> as in, "He looked at her with malice prepended."
To start, my maiden language is not English.
Looking up in things in the dictionary, prepend doesn't exist,
except in the jargon files, where it means add to the beginning.
Maybe you mean something like perpend?
>From the dictionary:
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin perpendere, from per-thoroughly
+ pendere to weigh -- more at PER-, PENDANT
Date: 15th century
transitive senses : to reflect on carefully : PONDER
intransitive senses : to be attentive : REFLECT
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