Pronounced: high-purr-BORE-ee-uhn, noun/adj

Notes: Trees; I was thinking something related to trees (but I was wrong)

Yesterday’s word

The word festinate means “hasty”

First usage

As far as we can tell (see below), this goes back to the late 1500s or early 1600s

Background / Comments

This word first appeared in Shakespeare’s King Lear. The first known performance was in 1606. The word comes from the Latin word festinatus (make haste).

Published by Richard

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

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