yentz

Pronounced: yents, verb

Notes: I don’t recall every running across this word


Yesterday’s word

The word dyad means “a pair, due, or set of two things”

First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1600s

Background / Comments

Because I read a lot of Greek/Roman mythology, I confused our word with “dryad”, which is a kind of woodland god. Astute people not thrown off by classical mythology may have noticed the similarity to “duo”. Our word comes from the Greek word dyad-, which is the root of dyás (pair), which is equivalent to dýo (two) with the noun ending -ad.

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

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