skail

Pronounced: scale, verb/noun

Notes: A short word that I didn’t know


Yesterday’s word

The word foison means

  • rich harvest (archaic)
  • physical energy or strength (used in Scotland)
  • (plural) resources (obsolete)
First usage

The word has been around since the early 1300s

Background / Comments

It is very unlikely that anyone will have run across this word (given that two of the definitions are not really used, and the other is regional). My reference material says that the Pilgrims would have run across the word, as it in a book of sermons the used. It comes from Latin fusio (outpouring), which is based on fundere (to pour).

Published by Richard

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

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