premiate

Pronounced: PREE-mee-ate, verb

Notes: Not a word I know


Yesterday’s word

The word chatoyant means, as an adjective, “having a changeable luster like that of a cat’s eye at night”. As a noun, it is “a chatoyant gemstone, such as a cat’s eye”.

First usage

This word came into English in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

In hindsight, I should have recognized the word “chat”, which is French for “cat” and then I would have been in the vicinity of the definition. Our word comes from the French word chatoyer (to shine like a cat’s eye).

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

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