Pronounced: high-muh-NEE-uhl, adj/noun

Notes: I learned things I didn’t know from the origin

Yesterday’s word

The word reify means “to regard (something abstract) as a material or concrete thing; to give definite content and form to (something abstract)

First usage

This word showed up in English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

The origin of this word is the Latin word res (thing). I’ve not run across this word, but I have read instances of a writer using a concrete example of an abstract idea… and a writer thus reifies his subject.

Published by Richard

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

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