Grizzly Weinstein (sea_gaagii) wrote in 1word1day,
Grizzly Weinstein

Jul. 11th 2008 - Honorificabilitudinitatibus

Honorificabilitudinitatibus [Hono-rifica-bili-tudi-nita-tibus]
Noun: the state of being able to achieve honors

[Ablative Pl of Medieval Latin: honorificabilitudinitas]

Honorificabilitudinitatibus. (accessed: July 11, 2008).

O, they have lived long on the alms-basket of words.
I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word;
for thou art not so long by the head as
honorificabilitudinitatibus: thou art easier
swallowed than a flap-dragon."
- Costard, Love's Labour's Lost, Act V, Scene 1 (William Shakespeare)

This word has only appeared once in all of Shakespeare's works; it is a hapex legomenon.

Sorry about missing last week, I was too busy celebrating the 4th and started celebrating way too early.
Tags: h, latin, literature, noun

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