orexigenic

Pronounced: uh-rek-suh-JEN-ik, adj

Notes: I saw “rex” in the word and thought it may have to do with kings or royalty (I was wrong; besides, this word does not come from Latin)


Yesterday’s word

The word pridian means “of or relating to a previous day or to yesterday; also: former”.

Background / Comments

For such a useful word, it isn’t used much at all. It comes from Latin pri- (before) and dies (day). It’s really a pity that such a useful word never really caught on.

First usage

While it was certainly used in 1840, and seems to have been around for a few hundred years, the actual date of the first usage is hard to determine.

Published by Richard

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: