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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:38 AM

39. Fascinating history...


Loved reading the history in the beginning of our country. My curiosity extended to the origin of the term which turns out to be French.

Etymology: Middle English mace "a heavy spiked club," from early French mace (same meaning); probably of Latin origin
1 : a heavy spiked club used as a weapon in the Middle Ages
2 : an ornamental staff carried as a symbol of authority



I was trying to get a handle on the connection between the herb mace and a weapon (before it became a symbol of authority)..

Now I realize the word mace originated in France, and it appears that the herb mace liquefied was used as a weapon possibly before the middle ages with the connection to the ornamented staff.

I wonder if the speakers Mace had been stolen, and if that's the explanation for why she wasn't wearing it in yesterday's impeachment.


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