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    Episode 75: Grandmother/Grandfather

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    What makes your parents’ parents so … grand? In today’s episode, we trace the etymology and emergence of the French-influenced kinship prefix “grand.” We also look at Old English words for “grandparents” and “grandchildren” before the “grand” prefix became conventional. Just for good measure, we also take a look at the kinship prefix “great.” 

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