Word History


Middle English sparplen, sparpillen, from Middle French esparpeillier, esparpillier, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin sparpiliare, perhaps blend of Latin spargere to scatter, strew, sprinkle and papilio butterfly

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“Sparple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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