Word of the Day – Manfare

By January 10, 2018Word of the Day

Manfare (noun) (historic) (UK/Regional)

man-fer

A certain quantity of fishing net.

Middle English (in an earlier sense). From man + fare.

Example sentences

“He had a good manfare of net with him!”

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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