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- aftermath:  Originally, and literally, an aftermath was a second crop of grass or similar grazing vegetation, grown after an earlier crop in the same season had been harvested. Already by the mid 17th century it had taken on the figurative connotations of ‘resulting condition’ which are today its only living sense. The -math element comes from Old English mǣth ‘mowing’, a noun descended from the Germanic base *mǣ, source of English mow.
- aftermath (n.)
- 1520s, originally a second crop of grass grown after the first had been harvested, from after + -math, a dialectal word, from Old English mæð "a mowing, cutting of grass" (see math (n.2)). Figurative sense by 1650s. Compare French regain "aftermath," from re- + Old French gain, gaain "grass which grows in meadows that have been mown," from Frankish or some other Germanic source similar to Old High German weida "grass, pasture"
- 1. A lot of rebuilding took place in the aftermath of the war.
- 2. In the aftermath of the hurricane, many people's homes were destroyed.
- 3. In the immediate aftermath of the riots, a mood of hope and reconciliation sprang up.
- 4. This old gentleman is to deal with the aftermath of the traffic accident.
- 5. During the Soviet era and its immediate aftermath, the region was officially known as "Middle Asia and Kazakhstan".
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