vaquero

Pronounced: vah-KER-oh, noun

Notes: I was a little off on this word


Yesterday’s word

The word fatidic means “of or relating to prophecy”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

This word has an interesting double reference. First of all, it comes from the Latin word fatum (fate), making our word related to “fate”, which comes from the same word. The literal meaning of fatum is “what has been spoken” — the belief of the ancients was that one’s fate was completely in the hands of the gods. The second part of our word is dicere (to say), which is the same root for “predict”.

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

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