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A special closeness

By Debra Dobbins

This quote appears in a letter to the editor today from George Cort of Montrose.

Webster’s defines camaraderie as ”loyalty and [a] warm, friendly feeling among comrades; comradeship.” Comradery has become a variant spelling of camaraderie.

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, around 1840 the English borrowed the word from the French “camaraderie, from camarade.”

Comrade came into English in the 1590s, the dictionary notes, and meant "’one who shares the same room’ from Middle French camarade (16c.), from Spanish camarada ‘chamber mate,’ originally ‘chamberful’ from Latin camera.”
 

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