Word of the Day – Chiliad

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Chiliad (noun) (rare)

kil-ee-ad

A thousand things, or one thousand years.

From the Greek khilioi ‘thousand’.

Example sentences

“In school we learned to count by the chiliads.”

“He said he’d wait an entire chiliad to see it happen again.”

Word of the Day – Sumptuary

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Sumptuary (adj) (historical)

sump-too-ur-ee

Relating to or denoting laws that limit private expenditure on food and personal items.

Early 17th century: from Latin sumptuarius, from sumptus ‘cost, expenditure’, from sumere ‘take’.

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Word of the Day – Symposium

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Symposium (noun)

sim-poe-zee-um

A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.

Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.

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