Word of the Day – Circumjacent

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Circumjacent (adj) (archaic)

sir-cum-jay-sent

Surrounding.

Late 15th century: from Latin circumjacent- ‘lying round about, bordering upon’, from the verb circumjacere, from circum ‘around’ + jacere ‘to lie’.

Example sentences

“The circumjacent parts of the mouth.”

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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