quaggy

Pronounced: KWAG-ee, adj

Notes: I’m surprised at the age of this word


Yesterday’s word

The word auspicate means “to arrange auspicious ceremonies or rituals planned to bring good luck”

First usage

This word goes back to the late 1500s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Latin word auspicātus (consecrated by auguries), which is the past participle of auspicārī. An “augury” is the rite of ceremony of a soothsayer or prophet. I think that a lot of people have rituals that they hope will bring them luck… now you know a word for it!

Published by Richard

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

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