English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

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English

adamantine- adj. unbreakable

Spanish

adamantino

Etymology

adamantine (adj.) Look up adamantine at Dictionary.comc.1200, from Latin adamantinus “hard as steel, inflexible,” from Greek adamantinos, from adamas

adamas (genitive adamantos) “unbreakable, inflexible” metaphoric of anything unalterable, also the name of a hypothetical hardest material, perhaps literally “invincible,” from a- “not” + daman “to conquer, to tame”

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