trompe l’oeil

Pronounced: tromp loi

Notes: No credit for knowing the language this word comes from

Yesterday’s word

The word sedulous means

  • involving or accomplished with careful perseverance
  • diligent in application or pursuit

The word traces back to the Latin se dolus, literally meaning “without guile”. The two words eventually merged into one, sedulo (sincerely, diligently), which became sedulus in Latin and became our word in English.

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1500s

Published by Richard

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

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