cabotage

Pronounced: CAB-uh-tij (alt: cab-uh-TAHZH), noun

Notes: This word is so similar to “sabotage” that is stops me from making a good guess


Yesterday’s word

The word sepia, as a noun, means

  • a reddish brown color
  • a brown pigment originally made from the cuttlefish ink
  • a drawing made with this pigment
  • a monochrome photograph in this color

As an adjective, it merely means “of a reddish-brown color”

First usage

Our word goes back to the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

From the second definition above, you might have a good guess at the meaning: sepia is Latin for “cuttlefish”; it came from the Greek word sepia, also “cuttlefish”. I’m most used to our word being referred to the photograph treatment that can make them the photos look aged.

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

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