Pronounced: boor-ZHWAH (alt: BOOT-zhwah), noun/adj

Notes: You may think you know this word, but it has some definitions that I had to examine again. Interesting note: the plural has the same spelling and pronunciation

Yesterday’s word

The word aleatory means “of, or relating to, accidental change, good luck, or happenstance occurrences; unpredictable”

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1600s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Latin word āleātōrius, which comes from āleātōr (gambler), which comes from ālea (game of chance). This would be a great word to drop into conversation.

Published by Richard

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

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