sepia

Pronounced: SEE-pee-uh, noun/adj

Notes: Most of us know the meaning of this; I chose this word because of the background


Yesterday’s word

The word renascent means “being reborn; springing again into being; reinvigorated”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early- or mid-1700s

Background / Comments

When I saw the definition of our word, I thought of the noun ‘renaissance’, and wondered/suspected that they might be related. Sure enough, they are: the word ‘renaissance’ came to English from French (and to French from Latin), but our word comes directly from the Latin word renāscent, which is a stem of renāscēns, which is the present participle of renāscī (to be born again), from re- (again) and nāscī (to be born).

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

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