Book Fact

Read that the origin of the English word for book comes from Danish. In Danish the word for book is  bog meaning birch tree, as the early people of Denmark wrote on birch bark. In Latin, the word for book, liber, comes from the Romans who used the thin layer found between the bark and the wood (the liber) before the times of parchment.

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One Response to “Book Fact”
  1. Shivers who has forgotten her log in... says:

    I remember that the word ‘manuscript’ comes from the latin ‘manus’ (hand) and ‘scriptus’ (to write) so literally means written by hand…

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