fleer

Pronounced: flihr, noun

Notes: I thought this was flee-uhr, one who flees, but… nope

Yesterday’s word

The word morbidezza means “an extreme softness, smoothness, or delicacy, especially in words of art, sculpture, music, etc.

Background

The word comes (as you may think) from Italian morbidezza (softness, smoothness), which comes from morbido (soft, smooth). It came into Italian from Latin, and how the meaning shifted is weird: in Latin, morbidus means ‘diseased’.

First used

The word showed up in the early 1600s.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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