Pronounced: pass-kwuh-NADE, noun

Notes: I didn’t know this word, but I’ve seen several of them at work

Yesterday’s word

The word excursus means

  • a detailed discussion about a particular point, especially when added an an appendix
  • a digression
First usage

This word came into usage in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

I think we’ve all run across the second definition occurrences; I think I have books that contains excursus (the first meaning above), but I generally don’t read the excursus. But it is a handy word to use to refer to another’s digression. The word comes from the Latin word excurrere (to run out), which came from ex- (out) and currere (to run).

Published by Richard

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

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