What Does the Term “Aftermath” Mean and How Did the Word For Secondary Consequences Originate?

The chain of events set in motion by a major occurrence is often called an aftermath.

The word “Math” is from an old English word meaning “to mow.”

The second, smaller crop of hay that sometimes springs up after a field has been mowed is called the aftermath, or “after mowing”.

Although this hay is next to useless, it is a problem that has to be dealt with for the good of the fields.

The secondary consequences of a greater event is called the “aftermath”.

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