Pronounced: fi-LOO-muh-nist, noun

Notes: This is another word that I didn’t know existed

Yesterday’s word

The word interstice means:

  • space that intervenes between things; especially, one between closely space things
  • a short space of time between events
Background / Comments

I had a clue to the meaning of this word from the a classic Dr Who show (The Time Monster from the 3rd Doctor: Jon Pertwee); it refers to “intersticial time” (the idea of tiny spaces between moments of time). Our word comes from Latin interstitium, which comes from inter- (between) and -stes (standing).

First usage

The word arrived into English around 1600.

Published by Richard

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

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