Word Trivia #4

Wednesday Word Trivia info is derived from the writings of the late Word and Trivia Researcher L.M. Boyd.

Today’s Trivia:

 

When a Roman peasant died, friends turned a harrow upside down, used the spikes for candle holders, and put the body on it, thus to drag the remains to burial. Our word “hearse” came from the Latin for “harrow.”


HERE is an expanded explanation

 

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