Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Dice \dahys\ , noun;
This word dates to the early 14th century and it's singular, die, dates to the late 14th century, both from Old French de ("dice, die"), which is of uncertain origin. It's a common word in Romance languages, so it may come from Latin datum, which means "given" but has a secondary sense of "to play" as in "to play a game piece."

Dice have been around since before recorded history and the oldest known dice are part of a 5000-year-old backgammon set found in an archeological site in Iran.

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