Word of the Day – Bergschrund

By July 14, 2017Word of the Day

Bergschrund (adj)

Burg-sh-rund

A crevasse at the junction of a glacier or snowfield with a steep upper slope.

Mid 19th century: from German, from Berg ‘mountain’ + Schrund ‘crevice’.

Example sentences

“I reach the bergschrund in less than an hour, only to find that I’ve miscalculated.”

Word of the Day – Itinerant

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Itinerant (adj) (noun)

it-in-er-unt

Travelling from place to place. / A person who travels from place to place.

Late 16th century (used to describe a judge travelling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- ‘travelling’, from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- ‘journey, road’.

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