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Chris -- 2015-05-30
From Anu Garg’s word for today, parboil:
From Anglo-Norman parboillir/perboillir (to cook partially by boiling, to cook thoroughly by boiling), from Latin perbullire (to boil thoroughly), from per- (thoroughly) + bullire (to boil). From misinterpretation of par- with part, the meaning of the word changed from “to boil thoroughly” to “to boil partially”.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.