alazon

Pronounced: AL-uh-zon, noun

Notes: I definitely did not know this word or its source


Yesterday’s word

The word legerity means “alert facile quickness of mind or body”

Background / Comments

The word has the idea of being quick or light on one’s feet. It comes from words in Middle French, Old French, and Latin that all mean “light in weight”. These days, the word also refers to being nimble in mind. I find that people who exhibit nimbleness of mind seem to be young, regardless of their appearance.

First usage

This word showed up in the mid-1500s.

Published by Richard

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

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