Islands and Wires

What do islands and peninsulas have in common? Are they both surrounded by water? Well, yes, but they also share the Latin root insula, meaning island. Some common words you come across on the quotidian contain this root without you even knowing!

Peninsula– Land surrounded by water (literally translates to almost island)
Insulate (insulation)- To cover a material for conductivity
Insular- Can either mean, of a person, secluded, or relating to an island

 

Source: http://wordinfo.info/unit/1073/s:aisle

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