irenic

Pronounced: aye-ren-ick (alt: aye-ree-nick), adj

Notes: The “aye” above is supposed to be the long “i” sound (as in “time”). At one time, I worked for someone named “Irene”, and I just saw her name and could not guess the meaning


Yesterday’s word

The word zetetic means, as an adjective, “proceeding by inquiry, search, or investigation”. As a noun, it means “a skeptic or inquirer”.

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from Greek; specifically, the word zetein (to seek or inquire). I like the noun definition and may try to slip it into conversations.

Published by Richard

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

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