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What is the derivation of pound for pound?
The abbreviation lb is short for the Latin word librum, which meant the same thing--the same unit of weight. That word came from libra, the Latin word for "scale," which was used to measure weight.
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Is Arrambide an Italian name?
No, it is of Basque derivation, a mountanous region in the northern part of Spain. The Basque have their own language that is not of latin or greek derivation. The derivation of the language is unclear. The Basque have their own blood type. ...