Hanging Words

Have you ever heard of hanging words? Today’s featured link discusses this topic.

The Latin verb pendere, “to hang,” has fostered numerous words that have something to do with the act of hanging.

In English, many “hanging” words have come and gone, but plenty remain in contemporary usage. The most immediately recognizable are pendant, pendent, pendulous, pendulum, pend, and pending.
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