English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

English

transmute v.- to change from one nature, substance, form, or condition into another; transform

Spanish

transmutar

Etymology

transmutation (n.) Look up transmutation at Dictionary.comlate 14c., from Old French transmutacion “transformation, change, metamorphosis” (12c.), from Late Latin transmutationem (nominative transmutatio) “a change, shift,” noun of action from Latin transmutare “change from one condition to another,” from trans- “thoroughly” (see trans-) + mutare “to change” (see mutable). A word from alchemy.

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