Pronounced: you-THEN-icks, noun

Notes: This is another word that is new to me

Yesterday’s word

The word dubiety means “doubtfulness or uncertainty”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1700s

Background / Comments

When one is in doubt (dubiety), one is of two minds, and that is a clue to the origin; our word comes from the Latin word dubius (wavering), which comes from duo (two). From the same root, we get the word diploma (which is literally ‘folded in two’) and the word didymous (occurring in pairs; twin). One of the original twelve apostles, Thomas was called Didymus, per the book of John.

Published by Richard

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

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