Pronounced: hih-JIGH-ruh (alt: HEJ-uhr-uh), noun

Notes: This is a new word to me

Yesterday’s word

The word votive means

  • offered, given, or dedicated in accordance with a vow or wish
  • performed, undertaken, etc., in consequence of a vow
First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

I have heard of a “votive candle”, but I always thought that merely meant a small candle; I was not aware that such candles were related to vows. Our word comes from the Latin word votivus, which equivalent to votum (a vow).

Published by Richard

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

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