Pronounced: aye-DEH-tick, adj

Notes: I usually only hear the phrase ‘eidetic memory’, so I wasn’t sure what this word actually meant by itself.

Yesterday’s word

The word quincentenary means, as a noun, “a 500th anniversary”; as an adjective, it means “of or relating to a 500th anniversary”.

Background / Comments

This word has a mixed heritage: quinque (five) in from Latin, combined with the English word centenary (100 years)

First usage

This word showed up in the late 1800s.

Published by Richard

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

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