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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A spoilt child.
2. A person of immature judgment.
From Latin mammothreptus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek mammothreptos (brought up by one’s grandmother), from mamme (grandmother) + trephein (to bring up or nourish). Earliest documented use: 1601.
“And having seen the parents I am impatient to see this youth, the fruit of their strangely unattractive loins: will he be a wretched mammothrept? A little corporal?”
Patrick O’Brian; Master and Commander; Lippincott; 1969.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be! -Miguel de Cervantes, writer (29 Sep 1547-1616)
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