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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
2. Reason, intellect.
From Old English inwit, from in + wit (mind, thought). Earliest documented use: 1230.
The word is usually seen as part of the phrase agenbite of inwit. Agenbite (remorse) is literally, again-bite, a variant of ayenbite, from ayen (again) + bite. James Joyce reanimated this ancient term back into the language when he used it in Ulysses.
"The Journals of Sylvia Plath may be intensely introspective, full of the agenbite of inwit, but they are just as intensely external, describing -- with an attentiveness one can't imagine in any male diarist -- food, furniture, hair, flowers, colours, and clothes."
Blake Morrison; Love at First Bite; Independent On Sunday (London, UK); Apr 2, 2000.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution. -Jean-Paul Sartre, writer and philosopher (1905-1980)