interval

\ \ [13] The val- of interval represents Latin vallumrampart’ (source of English wall) – so etymologically the word means ‘space between ramparts’. That was the original sense of its Latin ancestor, intervallum, but already in the classical period the metaphorical ‘gap in time, pause’ was developing.
\ \ Cf.WALL

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  • interval — early 14c., from O.Fr. intervalle (14c.), earlier entreval (13c.), from L.L. intervallum space, interval, distance, originally space between palisades or ramparts, from inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + vallum rampart (see WALL (Cf. wall)) …   Etymology dictionary

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