Did you know that the word root ‘labor’ comes from the Latin word labor, which means ‘to work’? Some English words that use this root include elaborate, which means to work to put details into something; or describes something that shows great work and detail. To belabor is to ‘over’ work or to worry too much about an issue. To collaborate is to work together or to cooperate with someone to finish a project. Can you think of any other words with the root ‘labor’?
We hope that you labor industriously today! Remember to think kind thoughts, use kind words, and do kind things. We Love You.
The word collaborate or collaborator has a slightly darker meaning, referring to helping an enemy nation during war or after an enemy has occupied a country. In many cases, after the conflict is over, collaborators were often persecuted or prosecuted.