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History of perfect tenses

According to the OED (have, sense VI): The have-perfect in English apparently arose as a reanalysis of uses such as I have my work done ‘I have my work in a done or finished condition’; the ...
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Is "hand" etymologically related to "five" in many world languages?

For completeness, I'd like to add that Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe, the origin of English "five" (and fünf, cinq, cinco, πέντε from the question), may have been derived from a "hand&...
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Is "hand" etymologically related to "five" in many world languages?

In Tamil five means Ainthu, It can be related to hand as follows, Ainthu -> hainthu-> handu -> hand. It is very interesting as Ainthu is Tamil and hand is English
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Relation between Russian "пока" and Czech "zatím"

First, about some things which are not very true in the question. The Russian за тем means “behind/after that ...” like in за тем домом “behind that house”. There is a Russian adverb затем “then, next”...
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