Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday words: viand and obdurate

Sorry about missing last week.  >_<  I offer no excuse except for being insanely busy.  So I have two words this week!

viand: [vahy-uh nd]  

An item of food.  Particularly, a choice or tasty dish.

Origin:  First known use around 1350-1400.  Middle English viaunde,  Middle French viande, from Medieval Latin vivanda "food."  Related to Latin vivere meaning "to live."

obdurate: [ob-doo-rit]  or [ob-dyoo-rit]


1. Stubborn, unyielding, unmoved by emotion, pity, or persuasion.

2. Stubbornly resistant to moral influence, unwilling to repent.

Origin: First known use around 1400-1450. Middle English obdurat from Latin obdūrāre "to harden."
Tags: adjective, latin, middle english, middle french, noun, o, v, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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