desiderium

Pronounced: des-ih-DEER-ee-uhm, noun

Notes: Even if you don’t know this word, you may be able to guess it


Yesterday’s word

The word logrolling means

  • the exchange of favors, especially by legislators by voting for each other’s legislation
  • a sport in which two players stand on a floating log and try to knock each other off by spinning the log with their feet
First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1700s

Background / Comments

The meaning I knew is the second one listed above; I remember watching logrolling on television as a child. I was not aware that any other definition existed. The word comes from the practice of neighbors helping one another to move logs by rolling them.

Published by Richard

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

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