Word of the Day – Clachan

By March 5, 2018Word of the Day

Clachan (noun)

klax-un (like ch in loch)

(in Scotland or Northern Ireland) a small village or hamlet.

Late Middle English: from Scottish Gaelic and Irish clachán.

Example sentences

“It’s just hills and clachan that way.”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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