Pronounced: ik-SKLO-zuhr, noun

Notes: I should have known this word

Yesterday’s word

The word propinquity means “a similarity or affinity of nature or character; close kinship or relationship”

First usage

The word came into English in the mid to late 1300s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Middle English word propinquite, which in turn came from the Latin word propinquitās (nearness). I seem to have a faint memory of running across a sentence like “she suspected him to be guilty of propinquity” and I may thus have connected it with some kind of sin or iniquity.

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

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