Pronounced: oh-FISH-us, adj

Notes: You probably know this word, as I did, but I was unaware of the background

Yesterday’s word

The word serein means “a fine rain falling after sunset from a sky in which no clouds are visible”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Our word came from the French word serein, which came from the Middle French word serain (evening; nightfall). This word came from the Latin word sērum (a late hour), which is the neuter form of sērus (late). I don’t think I’ve ever seen a serein, but after sunset, it is hard to see clouds in the sky.

Published by Richard

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

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