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Pronounced: eh-SEE-dee-uh

Notes: Another handy word to know, but was a stranger to me


Yesterday’s word

The word tautologous means “involving unnecessary repetition of an idea, especially in different words. As an example, “a good-looking beautiful woman” is a tautologous expression.

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

This word comes from Greek: tauto- (same) — which is itself a contraction of to auto (the same) — plus -logy (word).

Published by Richard

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

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