Pronounced: boo-bwa-ZEE, noun
Notes: Hopefully, we don’t have to use this word too often
The word infrangible means
- not capable of being broken or separated into parts
- not to be infringed or violated
This word appeared in English in the 1500s
Background / Comments
The word came to English from Middle French, and to Middle French from the Late Latin infrangibilis, which is made of in- (not) and frangere (to break). [As a side note, our word “break” comes from the same ancestor as frangere.] Its first meaning was literal: “impossible to break”, and over time it came to have a metaphorical meaning.