carrefour

Pronounced: kah-ruh-FOUR, noun

Notes: I couldn’t even begin to guess at the meaning of this word


Yesterday’s word

The word inscape refers to “the unique essence of a person, place, or thing (especially as expressed in a word of art such as a poem)”

First usage

The word came into being in the mid-1800s.

Background / Comments

This word was coined by a poet (well, that explains the definition) and priest named Gerald Manley Hopkins; it is said that he was inspired by the philosopher Duns Scotus.

Published by Richard

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

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