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Re: [tlug] [OT] [Q] Why cobweb means 'spider's net'

On 4/20/07, ITSUMI ken-ichi <> wrote:
Hi tluger

It's completely Off Topic.

Now I'm reading 'Learning JavaScript' and found a strange word for me.

"cobweb" means "spider's net", so I guessed 'cob' must be 'spider',
but I cannot find any suitable meanings of 'cob'.

Do you know why cobweb means "spider's net".


Etymology: Middle English coppeweb, from coppe spider (from Old English Atorcoppe) + web; akin to Middle Dutch coppe spider


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