Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
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Friday word: Aligerous

Happy Valentine's Day / Singles Appreciation Day / Chocolate Appreciation Day to everyone in this comm! As Cupid is traditionally depicted as a winged creature, I thought this word would be apropos.
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Aligerous or Aliferous [uh-LIDG-er-us]
(adj.)
-Bearing wings, winged.

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From classical Latin “ālifer” (winged) from “āli-” + “-fer” + “-ous”

Used in a sentence:
“A robust and well-rounded education transforms one’s mind into an aligerous entity capable of the most formidable tasks.”



(from The Grandiloquent Word of the Day FB page)
Tags: a, adjective, latin, wordsmith: med_cat
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