How did the word testify originate?
Posted by Re-Tired on 4/12/2021, 9:30 pm
Folklore has it that the word 'testify' comes from
the word testis, the Latin word for testicles. The
theory is based on the assumption that in ancient
Rome, when two men were taking an oath in a public
forum, in order to express their truthfulness they
were holding and swearing upon their testicles.