Word of the Day – Psilanthropism

By May 11, 2017Word of the Day

Psilanthropism (noun)

sil-an-throp-izm

The doctrine or belief that Jesus was a mere man.

Earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. Probably from Byzantine Greek.

Example sentences

“When psilanthropism is offered as a viable theory it’s hard to ignore.”

Word of the Day – Prevaricate

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Prevaricate (verb)

pre-var-i-kayt

Speak or act in an evasive way.

Mid 16th century (earlier ( Middle English) as prevarication and prevaricator), in the sense ‘go astray, transgress’: from Latin praevaricat- ‘walked crookedly, deviated’, from the verb praevaricari, from prae ‘before’ + varicari ‘straddle’.

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