grimalkin

Pronounced: grih-MAL-kin (alt: grih-MAWL-kin), noun

Notes: I’m not sure if I’ve run across this in reading or not


Yesterday’s word

The word quotidian means

  • commonplace; ordinary
  • occurring every day
First usage

This word come into English in the late 1300s

Background / Comments

I think of our word as similar to “mundane” (at least, the first definition). Our word is another fun/useful word to know and use. The word comes from the Old French word cotidian, which came from Latin quotidianus/cotidianus, which came from quotidie (each day), which came partly from quot (how many).

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

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