Pronounced: OR-fick, adj

Notes: I am happy that I knew the origin, but even with that, I didn’t know the meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word cornice means

  • a mass of snow or ice built up along a mountain ridge
  • the uppermost horizontal edge of a wall and its decorative treatment
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Italian word cornice (crow), which comes from the Latin word cornix. I had an idea of the second meaning, but the first one is entirely new to me.

Published by Richard

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

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