Pronounced: troh-MOM-ih-turr, noun

Notes: I was puzzled when I read the definition (more tomorrow)

Yesterday’s word

The word panivorous means “subsisting on bread; bread-eating”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early-to-mid 1800s

Background / Comments

As I noted yesterday, I was too smart for my own good yesterday: I saw “pan” and remembered “all”, and I thought it referred to someone who would eat anything (or was so hungry he would eat anything); possibly a synonym for ‘omnivorous’. Our word comes from the Latins words pānis (bread) and vorus (devouring). (I think that ‘pan’ means ‘all’ in Greek). I’m glad the Bible uses straightfoward language: could you imagine Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God reading Man shall not be panivorous, but…

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

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