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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Assuming many forms: variable.
2. Able to handle many different things, as roles in a play. Versatile.
After Proteus, a sea god in Greek mythology, who could assume different forms. He got his name from Greek protos (first) as he was one of the earliest sea gods. Earliest documented use: 1594.
"Bruce Chatwin: Such a protean character, a man of many parts. A man who loved the austere but was also flamboyant in manner."
Thor Kah Hoong; Protean Character; The Star (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia); Feb 27, 2007.
See more usage examples of protean in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. -Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924)