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Which derives from a Latin word that means "inward parts": entrails or intestines?




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Answer: entrails

The word entrails derives from the Late Latin intralia, inward parts. The word intestines derives from the Latin intestina, innards.

"bowels," 1597, from L. intestina, neut. pl. of intestinus (adj.) "internal, inward, intestine," from intus "within, on the inside." Cf. Skt. antastyam, Gk. entosthia "bowels." The O.E. word was hropp, lit. "rope."

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