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Posted By: GUEST,PMB
14-Aug-07 - 07:31 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Tag (the game)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Tag
I'd guess that 'tag', 'tiggy', 'tick' etc. are derived from Latin tangere (tango present tense, tetigi imperfect, tactum participle), so from schoolday Latin along with 'pax'.