Thursday, October 29, 2009


The word ______ has been traced back to a dialectic use in Provence and Gascony, where it was used to describe anything which brought luck to a household.The word was first popularized in 1880, when French composer Edmond Audran wrote a popular comic operetta titled La ______te. However, it had been in use in France long before this, as French slang among gamblers, derived from the Occitan word ______, meaning witch.Audran's operetta was so popular that it was translated into English as The ______, introducing into the English language a word for any animal, person, or object that brings good luck. The word with this definition was then incorporated into many other languages, although often in the French form ______te.

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Answer: MASCOT.