Pronounced: duhr-mat-uh-GLIF-icks (alt: duhr-muh-tuh-GLIF-icks), noun

Notes: There is something very unusual about this word – can you spot it?

Yesterday’s word

The word euthenics is “a science concerned with bettering human living conditions through the improvement of their environment”

First usage

Our word came into English in the 1900s

Background / Comments

I recognized eu- as meaning “good” in Greek, and, sure enough, our word comes from the Greek word euthēneîn (to be well off; prosper), combined with -ics (a suffix denoting a body of facts, knowledge, or principles)

Published by Richard

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

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