Pronounced: ay-ZIGH-muss, adj

Notes: Nice, fancy word for something that Christians and Jews know well

Yesterday’s word

The word phosphene is “a luminous impression due to the excitation of the retina” — the shapes of light you see if you close your eyes and press on them with your fingers.

First usage

This word showed up in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

The word is a combination of two Greek words: phōs (light) and phainein (to show).

Published by Richard

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

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