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Old 20th August 2017, 01:41 PM   #28
Mercenary
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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
The reference to the scorpion or its sting appears to be more metaphorical, inferring the sting of death or to that effect.
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Exactly. Metaphorical. But only for us not for Indian of 17-19th. For them the following words were cognate. Why do you think?
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