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From Latin historia, narrative of past events, account, tale, story, and Greek historia, a learning or knowing by inquiry, an account of one’s inquiries, narrative, history. The ultimate root lies in Greek histor, knowing, learned, wise man, judgeACCESS_POST_ACTIONS
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