In medieval Latin it meant "not of
the city proper"; in French it means "suburb"; what word is it?
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The word faubourg derives from the medieval Latin
falsus burgus, not of the city proper. The
word was coined to describe the suburbs of Paris.
Question: What two words have the same
interpretation but denote opposite parts of a town?
Answer: suburb and downtown
(orig. Latin sub urbem, below the town, which was
built on a hill) and downtown (the lowest part of the town, which was built on
the banks of a river).
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