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mean (n.) mean (v.2) "calculate an arithmetical mean," 1882, from mean (n.). medianus [...]


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mean (n.)
mean (v.2)
"calculate an arithmetical mean," 1882, from mean (n.).

medianus "of or that is in the middle"

meaning (n.)

"sense, import, intent," c. 1300, from mean (v.).

mean (adj.1)

"low-quality," c. 1200, "shared by all,"

mean (adj.2)

"occupying a middle or intermediate place," mid-14c.,

mean (v.2)

"calculate an arithmetical mean," 1882, from mean (n.).

mean (v.1)
"intend, have in mind," Old English mænan "to mean, intend, signify; tell, say; complain, lament," from West Germanic *mainijan (source … *men- (1) "to think." Conversational question you know what I mean? attested by 1834.
Phillpots
Ah c**p! Forgot source. Online Etymology or is that Etymology Online. I can never remember. Believe me I can't.
Friday 8 June 2018, 22:47:28
SieRRa.
I don't believe you, I believe you can remember
Sunday 10 June 2018, 00:09:40
Phillpots
Lol. I am just watching a recorded TV programme from last night. Watched it again tonight and my wife just said to me, seriously you don't remember this from last night? Nope is my answer. Thing is I can remember what I think needs to be remembered from years gone back.

Selective remembering perhaps
Sunday 10 June 2018, 00:30:33
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