Pronounced: OR-uh-tund, adj
Notes: I just see “rotund” in this word, and that’s not the meaning
The word tantivy means, as an adverb, “at full gallop”. As an adjective it means “swift or rapid”. As a noun, it means “a gallop or rush”
Our word came into English in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
People who own, enjoy, or work with horses may know this word. The origin of our word is not know, but some think that horses galloping sound like our word (making it an onomatopoeia). I, too, thought our word might be onomatopoeic.