Vindauga Fenestra

S. De Vocht, Van Hee Marie-José

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The word ‘window’, etymologically rooted in the Old Norse vindauga, was for early Germanic peoples just an unglazed hole in the wall or roof that permitted wind to pass through. Most Germanic languages later adopted a version of the Latin fenestra, to describe a glazed version of the ‘wind eye’.....
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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