​Victory – Ironically introduced to English by defeat

Victory – To beat the enemy.

The word was first applied to winning in the 1300s, and came, ironically enough, with the invasion of the French, the French word being ‘victorie’ was taken on-board by the beaten English, ‘victorie’ had its roots in the Latin ‘victoria’ which also means ‘victory’. 

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