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In a word: kudos

Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  KUDOS The Greeks, if you recollect your Homer, were much concerned with glory, fame, and renown, for which they had a particular word, kudos. English, that magpie language, lifted the word intact from the Greek, with the same meaning. It is, oddly, a latecomer to the language, the first citation listed in the OED coming from 1831.  Of course, we could not leave it alone. Particularly in America, there is a widespread sense that the Greek singular is an English plural....

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