Pronounced: SOO-suh-rate, verb

Notes: I don’t think this word is well known, but I have run across it

Yesterday’s word

The word nonesuch means “a person or thing without equal; paragon”

First usage

Our word came into usage in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

Our word is a combination of none and such. As I noted yesterday, I thought our word was an adjective meaning “unique” (as in “nonesuch ruler”). I’m not sure where I picked up this misapprehension.

Published by Richard

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

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