Pronounced: ee-DEN-chuh-luhs, adj

Notes: A more fancy word for a word we know better

Yesterday’s word

The word mondain, as a noun, is “a sophisticated man; a man belonging to fashionable society”. As an adjective, it means “wordly, fashionable”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

The word came from the French word mondain (socialite); this came from the Latin word mundus (world). As I noted yesterday, this word sounds very close to ‘mundane’ (a word I’ve known since grade school); I’m pretty sure that mundane also has the same Latin word for its root.

Published by Richard

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

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