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, or word of mouth
Word of mouth
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to a third party or mass audience.
One theory claims that news developed as a special use of the plural form of new in the 14th century. In Middle English
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, the equivalent word was newes, like the French nouvelles and the German neues. Somewhat similar developments are found in some of the Slavic languages
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), where there exists a word noviny ("news"), developed from the word nový ("new"), and in the Celtic languages
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, where there are the words newyddion and nowodhow, respectively from W.