coriaceous

Pronounced: core-ee-AY-shuhs, adj (the accented syllable is a long ‘a’ sound)

Notes: I don’t think I’ve ever run across this word


Yesterday’s word

The word uberty means “abundance; fruitfulness”

First usage

The word goes way back to the early 1400s

Background / Comments

Pretty straightforward; our word comes the Latin word uber (rich; fruitful; abundant). Uber is a word we heard a lot these days; in slang usage, it appears to mean something more like “super”: an uber-geek is a kind of ultimate or super geek.

Published by Richard

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

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