Pronounced: KWA-lee (alt: KWA-lay), noun

Notes: Interesting plural form (qualia); not a word I knew

Yesterday’s word

The word mithridate is “an antidote against poison; especially a confection held to be effective against poison”

First usage

Our word came into English in the 1500s

Background / Comments

It wasn’t until I read the etymology that our word sounded familiar. Around three months ago, we have a similar word, with the same background – mithridatism and, almost a year ago, we had mithridatize. And yet the meaning of our word is slightly different. Since I’ve given the story twice, I won’t repeat it again; you can read about Mithridates the Great in those links.

Published by Richard

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

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