Pronounced: kungk-TAY-shun, noun

Notes: This is a good word to know, as it is useful and will make people wonder

Yesterday’s word

The word aglet is “a metal tag or sheath at the end of a lace used for tying (such as a shoelace)”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1400s.

Background / Comments

Modern shoelaces seem to use plastic aglets instead of metal ones — but perhaps expensive shoes have metal ones. Our word came from Middle English from the Middle French word aiguillette; equivalent to aiguille (needle).

Published by Richard

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

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