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Re: question about gcc


> > Sure it is. "Traduct" means to translate or to transfer.
> >
> > $ dict -d web1913 traduct
> > 2 definitions found
> >
> >> From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
> >
> >   Traduct \Tra*duct"\, v. t. [L. traducere, traductum. See
> >      Traduce.]
> >      To derive or deduce; also, to transmit; to transfer. [Obs.]
> >      --Fotherby.
> 
> But Obs. is an abbreviation for obsolete so that is why he did not 
> understand what the word is.

Also notice that a dictionary from 1913 is calling the word obsolete.
90 years later, the word is *really* obsolete.

English has a lot of vocabulary that came from French, but in many cases
the words have shifted meaning or are no longer used.


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