diktat

Pronounced: dik-TAHT, noun

Notes: I couldn’t define this word properly, but I did recognize bits of it…do you?


Yesterday’s word

The word gyve means, as a noun: “a fetter of shackle”; as a verb: to restrain

Background

The origin is unknown; it may be from Middle English and somehow related to “give”.

First usage

This is an old word; it goes back to the late-1200s.


Rejected word

bowdlerize: I happen to know this word; it may have been a vocabulary word in high school

Published by Richard

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

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