polymathy

Pronounced: pul-LIM-uh-thee

Notes: I didn’t know this word, but I do know a similar word


Yesterday’s word

The word wrick, as a verb, means “to sprain or wrench”. As a noun, it is “a sprain”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1300s

Background / Comments

I have used this word to refer to a slight pain in an ankle or wrist, but I thought it was spelled rick, not wrick. I also was unaware that it meant an actual sprain. Our word comes from the Middle Low German word wricken (to sprain).

Published by Richard

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

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