Post Eagle Newspaper


Apr 12, 2024

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The word for today is ABUNDANCE –  which gives you an image of flowing water.
It comes from two Latin words – AB – meaning – FROM, AWAY FROM – and UNDA – meaning – WAVE. It means – OVERFLOW.

The following words also are derived from this basic root.
UNDULATE – to move in a wave like fashion;
AFFLUENCE – plentiful flowing;
INFLUX – to flow into;
PROFUSE, PROFUSION – to pour forth;
EFFLUENCE  – which generally refers to sewerage means to flow out.

The word – INUNDATE – means to flood; to bring in the waves; it comes from the prefix – IN – which means – IN, ON, INTO, UPON and the word – UNDA.

The word ABOUND – has the same etymological derivation.