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a word study of “chaste” and “chasten”

I find it fascinating that the English words “chaste” and “chasten” have the same Latin roots, and that the verbal form has as its goal the noun form. “The wife’s conduct is also characterized as chaste (hagnen), ‘pure’ or ‘holy.’ The concept is not to be limited to sexual chastity; it denotes that purity in… Read More »