Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day (prettygoodword) wrote in 1word1day,
Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day

Thursday word: saltigrade

Content warning: spiders.

saltigrade (SAL-ti-grayd) - adj., (of anumals) moving by leaps; (of legs) adapted for moving in a series of jumps; of or relating to the family Salticidae, the jumping spiders.

Jumping spiders are, of course, cyuuuuuuuute. The word was coined around 1830 from Latin roots saltāre, to jump + -grade, a combinatory form for manner of movement, which is from either gradus, step, or gradī, to walk.

Kangaroos are saltigrade marsupials.

Tags: adjective, latin, s, spiders

  • Tuesday word: Solace

    Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 Solace (noun, verb) sol·ace [sol-is] noun Also called sol·ace·ment. 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble;…

  • Sunday Word: Saltings

    saltings [ sawlt-ings] noun: (British English) areas of low ground regularly inundated with salt water, often taken to include their…

  • Tuesday word: Criterion

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Criterion (noun) cri·te·ri·on [krahy-teer-ee-uhn]; plural cri·te·ri·a [-teer-ee-uh] noun a standard of judgment or…

  • Post a new comment


    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