Pronounced: GAS-light, verb

Notes: I’ve run across this word in reading, and had a sense of the word, but wasn’t quite right (you probably know this word)

Yesterday’s phrase

The phrase de profundis means “out of the depths of sorrow or despair”

First usage

I could not find information about when this phrase started being used; it seems to go way back

Background / Comments

This is a Latin phrase, and is the beginning of Psalm 130 in the Latin Bible. As I noted, I attempted to parse the word. I knew that de means “out; from”. I thought that profundis was related to profound, and thus perhaps “deep”.

Published by Richard

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

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