condom

[ kon-duh m, kuhn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF condom
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The history of Condom as an ecclesiastical see is very brief.

After visiting Rome, he was made bishop of Condom 937 , and in 1763 was translated to the archbishopric of Toulouse.

He turned to the left to reach this place, and found the road full of people returning from the market at Condom.

Condom (Condomus) was founded in the 8th century, but in 840 was sacked and burnt by the Normans.

Condom was, during the middle ages, a fortress of considerable strength.

WORD ORIGIN

1706, traditionally named for a British physician during reign of Charles II (a story traceable to 1709), but there is no evidence for that. Also spelled condam, quondam, which suggests it may be from Italian guantone, from guanto "a glove." A word omitted in the original OED (c.1890) and not used openly in the U.S. and not advertised in mass media until November 1986 speech by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop on AIDS prevention. Cf. prophylactic.

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