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Yes, my dictionary gives them the same origin.
The form "fray" is still in use, at least in the expression "entering the fray" (joining in the fight).
Exclaustration is official authorization for religious bound by perpetual vows to live for a limited time outside their religious institute, usually with a view to discerning whether to depart definitively.
Let me also recommend "Defenestration" (the act of throwing someone out of the window).
from 1580s, "pertaining to bats," ..... Slang sense "nuts, crazy" is attested from 1903, from the expression (to have) bats in (one's) belfry, also meaning "not be right in the head" (1899).
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
I like the similarities between foreign languages, and differences...
Peril - English
Pergyl - Welsh
Peligro - Spanish
Fish - English
Pisces - French
Pysgod - Welsh
Pescado - Spanish
Have you read Bill Bryson's book "The Mother Tongue"?