imago

Pronounced: ih-MAY-go (alt: ih-MAH-go), noun

Notes: Interesting plural: imagines (ih-MAY-guh-neez); can also use the (expected) imagoes


Yesterday’s word

The word bel-esprit means “a person of great wit or intellect; a witty or clever person”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

A nice word to use to as an alternate to “witty” or “clever”. It is, as you may think, a French word; in that language, bel-esprit means “fine mind; wittiness”. This word has an interesting plural: beaux-esprits.

Published by Richard

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

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