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Notes: If I had paid attention to the pronunciation, I would have known this word

Pronounced: ih-SPY, verb


Yesterday’s word

The word ensiform means “shaped like a sword or a sword blade”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

As I noted yesterday, this is a handy word to mean sword-like or looking like the blade of a sword. Another word to slip into conversation. It comes from the Latin words ensis (sword) and -form (shape).

Published by Richard

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

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