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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, August 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM
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envelop

(verb) Enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering.

Synonyms: enclose, enfold, enwrap, wrap

Usage: She enveloped herself in a long cloak.
srirr
Posted: Monday, August 9, 2010 1:17:02 AM

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Envelop is also used as noun. It is often used for sending letters and mails.

Envelop

(noun) A covering usually made of paper that contains a letter.

Usage: She dropped the envelop in the letterbox without putting stamps on it.

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RuthP
Posted: Monday, August 9, 2010 10:53:39 AM

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Except that we are inconsistent. When English uses it as a noun, we add an "e" and make the word "envelope."
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:50:06 AM

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Thanks Ruth. I think I was a bit confused.


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Drew
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 12:48:20 PM
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RuthP wrote:
Except that we are inconsistent. When English uses it as a noun, we add an "e" and make the word "envelope."


I suppose "envelop" the verb probably came first, and the noun "envelope" came later as a derivative.
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