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.

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