oneiric

Pronounced: oh-NIGH-rik, adj

Notes: I thought this was perhaps about wine, but no


Yesterday’s word

The word dastard is “a malicious, sneaking coward”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1400s

Background / Comments

Like me, you are probably more familiar with the adjective “dastardly”; I don’t think I’ve ever run across the noun form, and I didn’t know it existed. The background is uncertain.

Published by Richard

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

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