Other Word Forms of Cesspool
Origin of Cesspool
Perhaps alteration (influenced by pool) of obsolete cesperalle drainpipe from Middle English suspiral vent from Old French sospirail breathing hole from souspirer to breathe from Latin suspīrāre to sigh suspire
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
By folk etymology (influence from pool) from earlier cesperalle, alteration of Middle English suspiral, from Middle French souspirail (“air hole”), from soupirer, souspirer (“to sigh, breathe”), from Latin suspirare.
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