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