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Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Damian Fleming

Department/Program

Department of English

University Affiliation

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

Abstract

How did the religious term holy evolve into the common expressions “holy cow?” This linguistics research project expounds upon the origin, definitions, and various uses of the word holy.

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Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature

Holy Cow! The Etymology, Definitions, and Uses of the Word “Holy”

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