Pronounced: dih-PONE, verb

Notes: A nice, short, useful word… I’m glad to know it now.

Yesterday’s word

The word straiten means

  • to put into difficulties
  • to limit or restrict
  • to make narrow
First usage

The word showed up in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

The word came from Old French estreit, which came from Latin strictus; the past participle of stringere (to bind, draw tight). This word, along with its variants, is used a bit in the Authorized Version of the Bible.

Published by Richard

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

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