rupestrine

Pronounced: roo-PESS-trin, adj

Notes: I could not figure out how to parse this word to get the definition


Yesterday’s word

The word solesize means “to make an error in language, etiquette, etc”

First usage

This word came into usage in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

You may be familiar with the noun form – solecism. The noun form definitely rings a bell in my memory, but I’m not sure I could have come up with the correct definition. Our word comes from an ancient Athenian colony in Cilicia named “Soloi”. Apparently, they had a dialect that the Athenians considered to be substandard.

Published by Richard

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

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