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Why are pirates called pirates?


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2010-04-11 18:45:40
2010-04-11 18:45:40

The word "pirate" (English and French) is from the Latin and Spanish pirata, originally the Greek peirates (one who attacks) and peiran (to attempt or try).

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Because they ARRRR...!

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Kevin McCaffery
2020-03-12 14:02:48
2020-03-12 14:02:48

How to view all answers? I’ll be very upset if someone did NOT already answer with this onr. It’s because... ready? They just AAARRR!

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