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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To solemnly pronounce.
2. To declare a will orally.
From Latin nuncupare (to declare or dedicate), from nomen (name) + capere (to seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which is also the root of captive, capsule, capable, capture, cable, chassis, occupy, deceive, caitiff, captious, emancipate, percipient, and sashay. Earliest documented use: 1550.
“‘If you manage to get into print ahead of me ... my friends here,’ he nuncupated, ‘will come visit you and perform a little surgery on your hands absolutely free and with my compliments.’”
Jeani Rector, ed.; What Fears Become; Imajin Books; 2011.
See more usage examples of nuncupate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Your voice dries up if you don't use it. -Patti Page, singer (8 Nov 1927-2013)