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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A residential building with outbuildings and the attached land.
From the misreading of the letter n as u in Old French mesnage (household), from Latin manere (to remain, dwell). Ultimately from the Indo-European root men- (to remain), which also gave us manor, mansion, ménage, immanent, permanent, menagerie, menial, and remain. Earliest documented use: 1490.
“Can you tell me where I can find a messuage by the name of Neolithic Villa?”
JRL Anderson; Redundancy Pay; Littlehampton Book Services; 1976.
See more usage examples of messuage in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out come sighs, laughter, and dreams. -Nikos Kazantzakis, poet and novelist (18 Feb 1883-1957)