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coetaneous

PRONUNCIATION:
(ko-i-TAY-nee-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Having the same age; contemporary.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin coaetaneus (contemporary), from co- (with) + aetas (age). Ultimately from the Indo-European root aiw-/ayu- (vital force, life, eternity) that is also the source of ever, never, aye, nay, eon, eternal, medieval, primeval, utopia, Sanskrit Ayurveda, and aught.

USAGE:
"In 1993 Camilo Jose Cela published his Memorias, a painstakingly detailed narrative of his life, at odds in many points with a previously written biography by his son, Camilo Cela Conde, as well as with the recollections of his many friends and coetaneous narrators."
Thilo Ullmann; Spain's Cela; World & I (Washington, DC); Jan 2002.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another. -Juvenal, poet (c. 60-140)

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