Pronounced: mith-uh-MAY-nee-uh, noun

Notes: Parsing this word, I thought it was an obsession with myths, but that’s not it.

Yesterday’s word

The word saporific means “that which produces flavor or taste”

First usage

The word is relatively old – coming into English in the late 1600s

Background / Comments

Our word is only one letter different from “soporific” (something that causes sleep), but they have different sources. Our word comes from the New Latin word sapōrificus, which comes from the Latin word sapōr (savor).

Published by Richard

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

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