Pronounced: krem-no-FOE-bee-uh, noun

Notes: Fear of — what? Something… my (wrong) guess was being cremated.

Yesterday’s word

The word exoteric means

  • suitable to be imparted to the public
  • belonging to the outer or less initiate circle
  • external
First usage

This word showed up in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

This word’s relationship with esoteric is an opposite. Something that is esoteric is only known/understood by the inner circle or initiated. Something that is exoteric can be known by the public at large. Posts on social media should be exoteric in nature, but it seems as though people are prone to forget this good advice. Our word comes from Latin exotericus, which comes from Greek exōterikos (external); the prefix exo- means “outside”.

Published by Richard

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

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