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picturepeople #30 : EXERCISE ROOMS





exercise (vt): "to cause anxiety, alarm, or indignation"

- from Latin ex-ercere

- lit. "remove restraint"

- from ex- "off" + arcere "keep away, prevent, enclose"

- original sense may have been leading s.th. or s.o. from an enclosed space into
the open to physical activity, e.g. driving farm animals to the field to plow

- compare also exercitium, "spiritual meditation"

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