I'll bet your homework was due already and
I'm sorry I didn't have time to answer this sooner. But maybe you can turn it
in for extra credit !
Anyway, here goes..........first
to the origin of the word horse. Well, wait a minute........let's not put the
cart before the horse so to speak.
First, to help
you find this sort of thing in the future, a few tidbits. By using the search
phrase "word origin" in www.google.com you can find all sorts of sites
where you can learn when specific words were first used and where they came from.
Etymology is the study of the history of words, so if you feel real brave and
can type real good, you could also type in "etymology" as a search term.
doing a bit of digging, you'd find that the word horse appeared as "hors"
in Old English before the 12th century, so showed up in the English language in
the 1100s. But the origin is unknown. In other words, nobody knows who said or
wrote it first but it began to be used around that time as the word to describe
that wonderful animal we know as the horse !
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