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J. Anhalt

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to fall

- Falling is movement due to gravity. By analogy, falling has other uses not directly related to gravity

- Fall is an alternative English word for the season of Autumn. In use now only in North American English, the word traces its origins to old Germanic languages. The exact derivation is unclear, the Old English fiæll or feallan and the Old Norse fall all being possible candidates. However, these words all have the meaning "to fall from a height" and are clearly derived either from a common root or from each other. The term only came to denote the season in the 16th century, a contraction of Middle English expressions like "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year".

Comments 3

  • Anna Attlid 07/12/2006 17:41

    Beautiful colours and shot. Nice work.

    Anna Attlid
  • Bineta 24/09/2006 21:02

    ...interesting definition thanx.
    the pic is eyecatching - i like it.
  • Arion Gadd 20/09/2006 23:13

    Like the information and love the photograph, it makes me a little giddy, like i had vertigo and were looking from a great height. Very good effect.