NerdFury - Big Daddy (nerdfury) wrote in 1word1day,
NerdFury - Big Daddy
nerdfury
1word1day

Hullo, shiny people!

I'm posting a little later than usual, but lucky the US is in the distant past, so it's all good!

Aegrotat [ee'gro-tat]
noun

A medical certificate of illness excusing student's sickness. Rarely used today except in Britain, and then only in the context of degrees and courses considered as passed by a student too ill to finish the appropriate material. Aegrotat is the only surviving remnant of the Latin verb aegrotare.

From Latin aegrotat, 'he or she is sick,' 3rd person singular of aegrotare, from aeger, 'sick.'

Having spent much of the year recovering from a nasty accident, Bill got excused from his studies and was allowed to complete it later with the provision of an aegrotat. His dorm-mate, Jim, wondered if he could get one too - well, being hungover was a kind of illness, and he was frequently ill!
Tags: a, latin, noun, wordsmith: nerdfury
Subscribe

  • Wednesday Word: Nîcîwâkan

    Nîcîwâkan - noun. Nîcîwâkan is a Cree word for friend. To hear the pronunciation along with four other Cree words, watch the video below!

  • Tuesday word: Graduation

    Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 Graduation (noun) grad·u·a·tion [graj-oo-ey-shuhn] noun 1. an act of graduating; the state of being graduated. 2. the…

  • Sunday Word: Jardinière

    jardinière, jardiniere [jahr-dn- eer, zhahr-dn- yair] noun: 1 a: an ornamental stand for plants or flowers b: a large usually ceramic…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments