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Betty wrote, “I know that the word part –post - means after. How does that tie into the word postulate, a self-evident assumption or axiom that is used in geometry?” There is no connection. With surprising frequency, word parts with no connection to each other accidentally wind up with identical spelling, the very same letter sequence, even though the meaning and the source are miles apart.
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