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  1. Word Family - Crystal

    Dark Crystal 🔮 bonus family

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    crystal, crust, custard, crustacean, cryo-

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    • Proto-Indo-European *krews- to harden, to freeze
      • Proto-Indo-European *krustós hardened, frozen adjective
        • Hellenic *krustós
          • Ancient Greek κρύσταλλος krústallos ice, rock crystal [1]
            • Greek κρύσταλλο krýstallo crystal, ice
            • Latin crystallus
              • Western Romance
                • French cristal crystal
                • Spanish cristal crystal, glass, window pane
              • Old …
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  2. Word Family - Witch

    Halloween Bonus Family

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    Bonus word family for Halloween by special request from my 4 year old: "witch".

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    witch, , victim

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    • Proto-Indo-European *weyk- to separate, to choose, to consecrate
      • Proto-Indo-European *wiknéh₂-ti
        • Germanic *wikkōną
          • West Germanic *wikkōną
            • Old English wiċċian
              • English (be)witch
            • Frankish *wikkon
            • Old High …
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  3. Word Family - Persimmon

    October theme: Indigenous Peoples Day

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    Saskatoon, persimmon

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    • Algic *mene berry
      • Yurok menomen Juneberry
      • Algonquian *mi·na berry
        • Central Algonquian
          • Cree ᒦᓂᐢ miinis (wild) berry or fruit
            • Cree ᒥᓵᐢᑲᐧᑑᒥᐣ misa˙skwato˙min saskatoon berry
              • English saskatoon
                • English Saskatoon
          • Menominee -men- fruit, berry, grain
          • Ojibwe -min berry
            • Ojibwe niibiminaa high-bush cranberry …
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