sillage

Pronounced: see-AHZ, noun

Notes: Growing up on a farm, I know “silage”, but not this word with an extra ‘l’.


Yesterday’s word

The word adumbrate means

  • to foreshadow vaguely; intimate
  • to suggest, disclose, or outline partially
  • to overshadow or obscure
First usage

This word came into English in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

The reason for the idea of “shadow” in the word is because the root word is the Latin word umbra (shadow). The word actually comes from the Latin verb adumbrare. This word often appears on lists of words one should know, but, so far, the word has never really caught on.

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

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