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Dec 28, 2021
This week’s theme
There’s a word for it

This week’s words
agathism
yesternight
quaestuary
habitus
eschatology


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yesternight

PRONUNCIATION:
(YES-tuhr-nyt)

MEANING:
noun: Last night.
adverb: During last night.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English giestran/gierstan (a time one period prior to the present period) + niht (night). Earliest documented use: c. 450. A related word is yestreen (yesterday evening).

USAGE:
“It didn’t help that she’d searched for him so long yesternight, she’d been forced to dig under the roots of a windblown tree at dayrise.”
Charles Coleman Finlay; A Democracy of Trolls; Fantasy & Science Fiction (Hoboken, New Jersey); Oct/Nov 2002.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. -Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator, and author (28 Dec 1902-2001)

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