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Where is the word cross in the New Testament?

In the King James version the word - cross - appears 28 times, all in the New Testament Mat 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of (MORE)
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How are new words added to the dictionary?

Editors of a published dictionary will do research on different kinds of prints looking for new words, or usages of these words. They then will mark down what they have found. (MORE)

What is the meaning of 'portmanteau'?

  A portmanteau is a large suitcase. By extension, a portmanteau word is one that packs two meanings into one word: brunch (breakfast and lunch); smog (smoke and fog); sli (MORE)

What is the word for inventing a new word?

Inventing a word is called "coining", in likeness to the way a government coins money by stamping out metal disks. The expression "to coin a phrase" means to invent a new ph (MORE)

Does Latin have any new words?

Although most people recognize that Latin is a "dead language" and therefore cannot have new words in it, the fact is that Latin continued to be the official language of the R (MORE)
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Is 'tumtum' a portmanteau?

Lewis Carroll never offered an explanation for the word 'tumtum' but, owing to its structure, it is unlikely to be a portmanteau.    Other portmanteau words combine two (MORE)