verklempt

Pronounced: fuhr-KLEMT (alt: vuhr-KLEMT), noun

Notes: I don’t think I’ve heard this word


Yesterday’s word

The word anagnorisis is “an ‘eureka’ moment; a moment of sudden discovery or revelation”

First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1700s

Background / Comments

Our word came from Latin, but as you might expect, given the “eureka” in the definition above, it came into Latin from Greek anagnōrí (to know again) from ana- (again) and gnōr (knowing).

Published by Richard

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

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