pinder

Pronounced: PIN-der, noun

Notes: This is a word I’ve never heard (that I know of); I ran across it while reading the definition of another word


Yesterday’s word

The word hebetude means “lethargy, dullness”.

Background

This word comes from Late Latin hebetudo (dullness, bluntness). This derives from the Latin root hebes (dull).

First usage

The word first showed up in the early 1600s


Rejected word

I knew the meaning of inane, so it didn’t make the cut

Published by Richard

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

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