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On 18/09/2021 0

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Hello everyone !

Today we are going to talk about the expression "Promise mountains and wonders".

 In the Middle Ages, it was said of someone who promised mountains and wonders, that he promised mountains and valleys (that is, valleys).

In the course of time, by a taste for repetition, typical of Old French, the image was forgotten and wonders took the place of valleys, thus reinforcing the meaning of the word mont, instead of completing it as previously.

The old French loved these pairs of words, similar sounds and meanings.

Curiously, many have come down to us: indeed, safe and sound, without faith or law, without fire or place, all fire all flame ...

Good day and good game ;)


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