ignis fatuus

Pronounced: IG-nis FACH-oo-uhs, noun

Notes: I didn’t know this word, but I have heard other words that have the same thing


Yesterday’s word

The word lection means

  • a version of a text in a particular copy or edition
  • a selection read in a religious service
First usage

The word came into English in the early 1300s

Background / Comments

The second definition has a synonym pericope (but that’s another word I don’t know). Our word comes from the Latin word lection (reading). This word came from lectus, which is the past participle of legere (to read; choose; collect).

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