imprest

Pronounced: IHM-prest, noun

Notes: A useful word, but I don’t think I’ve ever run across this word before


Yesterday’s word

The word cramoisy means, as an adjective, “of a crimson color”. As a noun, it is “crimson cloth”

First usage

This is an old word, going back to the early 1400s

Background / Comments

Our word had an interesting journey. It came into English from the French word cramoisi, which came from the Spanish word carmesi, which comes from the Arabic word qirmizi (of kermes [kermes is a red dye made from insects]).

Published by Richard

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

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