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and
\ \ [OE] A word as ancient as the English language itself, which has persisted virtually unchanged since at least 700 AD, and has cognates in other Germanic languages (German und, Dutch en), but no convincing ultimate ancestor for it has been identified

Word origins - 2ed. . 2005.

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