Project TILT: Word Origin

Once again, my TILT for today came from Ibyang. Here are a few words with their origins:
  1. Salary - comes from the word "salarium" which, during Roman Empire, is thought to be an allowance given to soldiers for the purchase of salt. Based on my trusted friend Wikipedia, however, salarium may also refer to money given to soldiers for conquering salt supplies and guard the Salt Roads.
  2. Pencil - comes from the Latin word penis, which means "tail".
  3. Cappuccino - this word is inspired by a Catholic Order of Monks known as Capuchin. They earned this name because of the long and pointy hood, called "capuche", that they wear. The brown shade of the hood gave rise to the name of the coffee drink.


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