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check the extremely wild etymology of English “migraine”, which could have been something completely different if ancient Egyptian had come up with a different way of expressing “headache”

etymology of migraine 

@ryanfb I love the sneering note at the end (uncited!) I am told there is a wing within Classical Greek #philology which does not want to acknowledge any loan-words or calques particularly from the Afroasiatic languages.

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