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Where does luck come from?


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What I mean is, where did the word originate? Someone today said "Luck is an Irish word originally used for the act of having sexual intercourse. " Is this true?

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The word luck was borrowed from Middle Dutch or Low German; it is cognate with forms in several other Germanic languages. It seems to have been first popularized as a gambling term, not surprisingly. The ultimate origin is uncertain.

http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19970624

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