satrap

Pronounced: SAY-trap (alt: SAT-rap), noun

Notes: It looks like a trap for a system administrator (an SA, as we call them), but I’m pretty sure that’s not right


Yesterday’s word

The word mishpocha is “the entire family network; the full extended family”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

I wrote yesterday that I thought it looked Indian; I was wrong. Our word has Yiddish origins, coming from the word mishpokhe. This is (not surprisingly) taken from the Hebrew word mishpahah (family; clan).

Published by Richard

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

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