cockade

Pronounced: kah-KADE, noun

Notes: I’m pretty sure I’ve run across this word, but I only had a vague sense of the meaning


Yesterday’s word

The word auctorial means “of or relating to an author”

Background / Comments

This word has an interesting background… in ancient Rome, auctioneers, grantors, and vendors were called auctors, from the Latin augēre (to promote” or “to increase”). After passing through Anglo-French and Middle English is came to mean “author”. The word authorial is much more common, but our word may be occasionally found.

First usage

The word came into use in the early 1800s.

Published by Richard

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

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