In this episode, Amy appreciates the timeless nature of the word (and artifact) “book” and Ryan wonders what Shakespeare called Romeo before the word “character” was used.

Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or just random bits of head-scratching language trivia, this may be the show for you!

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2 comments on Episode 19: Character Book

  1. Heather H says:

    According to this really cool site I just found –

    In Middle English the word persoun or persoune was used for “role, character” (from Latin persona, obviously)

    In Old English they apparently used the word “had” (long vowel a – like ah) to mean character.

    I found this on another fascinating site here by typing in character and translating to Modern English and scrolling down till o found the right definition.

    Enjoying your podcast! Thanks 🙂

    1. admin says:

      That’s really cool! Thanks for sharing those links!

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