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Word Family Friday: Smile

Proto-Indo-European <*smey->: “to laugh, to be glad” -> Balto-Slavic –> Slavic <*smьjàti>: “to laugh” —> Polish <śmiaćsię>: “to laugh” —> Russian <смеяться> (smejátʹsja): “to laugh, to mock” -> Germanic <*smīlijaną>: “to smile” –> English, Danish, Norwegian <smile>, Swedish <smil>, etc.: … Continue reading

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