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#Latin Moment! Day Four

Greetings all! This Latin Moment is out of this world! Okay, that was a bad joke. Anyway.

Source: The Odyssey

Link to previous Latin Moment: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/37621146

Have you ever heard the word lunatic? It's usually used to describe a crazy person. Its root comes from the Latin word "lunaticus," which means belonging to the moon. In Ancient Rome, the Romans thought the moon could make you temporarily go crazy! So go ahead and start telling people they belong to the moon.

Stay safe, Lynul

April 9, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaliforniaNorma

And I'm betting this is why menstruating women developed a reputation. Or perhaps the mood swings around menses were the reason the lunar cycle started to become associated with emotional upset? Hmmmm.

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