euhemerism

Pronounced: you-HEE-muh-riz-um, noun (alternatively, the second syllable could be ‘HEM’)

Notes: When I glance at this word, I keep seeing ‘euphemism’, but this is not that word


Yesterday’s phrase

The phrase infra dig means “being beneath one’s dignity; undignified”

First usage

This word showed up in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

I’ve never run across this word, which is a shorted form of the Latin phrase infra dignitatem (beneath dignity). I’m told that it is used in a casual contexts — sometimes also sarcastic.

Published by Richard

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

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