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(Late) Friday word: Altivolant

Altivolant, adj.
rare

Flying on high; high-flying.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer.
From classical Latin altivolant-, altivolāns high-flying from alti- + volant-, volāns, present participle of volāre to fly.

Pronunciation
altivolant /alˈtɪvələnt/

(found via The Grandiloquent Word of the Day desk calendar)
Tags: a, adjective, latin, rare, wordsmith: med_cat
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