Notes: If I had paid attention to the pronunciation, I would have known this word
Pronounced: ih-SPY, verb
The word ensiform means “shaped like a sword or a sword blade”
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).