dalmatic

Pronounced: dal-MAT-ick, noun

Notes: My guess at the meaning was far off the mark


Yesterday’s word

The word battology is “a tiring repetition of words, either spoken or written”

First usage

This word goes back to around 1600

Background / Comments

I’ve definitely met people whose conversation was battology — just a repetition of the same stories without end. I heard one man tell the same store three times within a few minutes. Our word comes from Greek battología, which is báttos (stammerer) combined with -logia.

Published by Richard

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

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