What is the origin of the word yard?
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It is of unknown origin, but refers to the 'feelers or horns' of insects. There is some connection with a Latin word Antenna meaning 'sail yard' something like a 'mast'. There is also an old Greek word (keraiai) that refers to the 'horns of insects' The word "Antenna" is of Sanskrit origin (or maybe Hindu), and stands for: Ignorance.