English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

English

venerable adj.- accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character

Spanish

venerable

Etymology

venerable (adj.) Look up venerable at Dictionary.comearly 15c., “worthy of respect,” from Old French venerable and directly from Latin venerabilis “worthy of reverence or respect,” from venerari “to worship, revere” (seeveneration).

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