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Happy new year, everyone!

Today's word is:

Peccavi [pek-ah-vee]
noun

An admission of sin or guilt.

Etymology:
From Latin 'peccavi' which literally means 'I have sinned.'

It gave rise to the most witty multilingual pun of all time. In 1843, when Sir Charles Napier sent a preliminary dispatch of a single word: peccavi. The reason? His military victory and conquest of the province of Sind (now in Pakistan). His message - "I have Sind."

Hee hee!
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