\ \ [16] The notion underlying conjugal is of ‘joining together’. It comes from Latin conjugālis, an adjective derived from conjuxspouse’. This is turn was derived from conjugārejoin together (in marriage)’, a compound verb formed from the prefix com- ‘together’ and jugāreyoke’ (a derivative of jugumyoke’, which is related to English yoke and yoga). (The grammatical connotations of English conjugate [16] arise from the notion of a ‘connected’ set of verb forms.) The base of jugum, *jug-, also produced jungerejoin’, whose derivative conjungerejoin together’ is responsible for the parallel set of English words conjoin [14], conjunct [15], and conjunction [14].

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