Word of the Day – Cispontine

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Cispontine (adj) (archaic)

sis-pont-ayn

On the north side of the Thames bridges in London, thought of as the better side.

From Latin, and completely archaic and virtually obsolete now. We thought we’d revive it just for the day.

Example sentences

“He thinks he’s better than us because he lives cispontine!”

Word of the Day – Noughting

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Noughting (noun)

naw-ting

Depreciation, scorn; effacement, eradication; an instance of this.

Middle English; earliest use found in Hali Meidenhad: an alliterative homily. From nought + -ing. In later use from nought + -ing.

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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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