exoteric

Pronounced: ek-suh-TER-ick, adj

Notes: This word has a relationship to the better-known esoteric (more tomorrow)


Yesterday’s word

The word metanoia means “a profound transformation in one’s outlook”

First usage

This word showed up in English in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

The word comes from Greek metanoia (a change of mind), which comes from metanoein (to change one’s mind). I think we tend to use the phrase “a wake-up call” to mean a metanoia. Anyway, it’s a word I hope to remember and find a use for.

Published by Richard

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

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