Pronounced: OR-uh-tund, adj

Notes: I just see “rotund” in this word, and that’s not the meaning

Yesterday’s word

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”

First usage

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.

Published by Richard

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

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