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Dr. Damian Fleming
Department of English and Linguistics
Department of Educational Studies
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Look up the word in as many dictionaries you can find. You MUST start with the OED and W3 (Webster’s Third International). Read these definitions and understand them. Take notes: trace the historical development(s) of the word. Look at the etymology of the word: understand this (look up any abbreviations you don't know). Follow up hyperlinks and internal references. Look at the possible spellings of the word. Now take all this information and explain it, in your own words. Perhaps start with the etymology and then explain the development of the word, paying attention to dates of citations.
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Smith, Ranesha, "The Etymology of bless" (2014). 2014 IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium. 14.