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I'm reading a Lingo: Language Spotter's Guide, by Gaston Dorren.

(Aside: I think we word spotters should be called worders.)

I like the book very much. It taught me a word I've been missing lately. It's from Luxembourgish.

Verk├źnnen - "to gradually experience the effects of old age in body and mind".

Isn't that rather beautiful?

PS Verk├źnnen means something related but a bit different in German and Dutch.

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