longanimity

Pronounced: lawng-guh-NIH-muh-tee, noun

Notes: Both of my guesses were wrong


Yesterday’s word

The word senectitude simply means “old age”

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1700s

Background / Notes

Our word comes from the Latin word senectus (old age), which came from senex (old). “Old age” is a simpler word – only two syllables – so I’m not surprised it is not widely used.

Published by Richard

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

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