marivaudage

Pronounced: mar-uh-VOH-dazh, noun

Notes: I didn’t know this word, but it isn’t one I think I used much


Yesterday’s word

The word deracinate means

  • to uproot
  • to remove or separate from a native environment or culture
  • to remove the racial of ethnic characteristics or influences from
First usage

This word came into English in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

Our word came from Middle French, and to there from the Latin word radix (root). The word originally referred to literal plant roots, but it quickly took on the metaphorical meaning or removing someone or something from its culture (or roots).

Published by Richard

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: