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Word of the Day – Prolegomenon

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Prolegomenon (noun)

pro-le-gom-uh-non

A critical or discursive introduction to a book.

Mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek, passive present participle (neuter) of prolegein ‘say beforehand’, from pro ‘before’ + legein ‘say’.

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Word of the Day – Imago

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Imago (noun)

im-ay-go

The idealised mental image of someone, often a parent, that affects our behaviour. Also, the final and fully developed stage of an insect, typically winged.

Late 18th century (in imago (sense 1)): modern Latin use of Latin imago ‘image’. imago (sense 2) dates from the early 20th century.

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