Wonderous Words Wednesday: 1/20/21

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky! Hosted by BermudaOnion.

Apparition (ap-uhrishuhn): a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a spector or phantom; wraith
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English apparicio(u)n<Anglo-French, Old French <Late Latin appāritiōn- (stem of appāritiō, as calque of Greek epipháneiaepiphany), equivalent to Latin appārit(us) (past participle of appārēre;see appear) + -iōn--ion

Redemption (ri-demp-shuhn): an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake, or the state of being redeemed.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English redempcioun (<Middle French redemption) <Late Latin redēmptiōn- (stem of redēmptiō), equivalent to Latin redēmpt(us) (past participle of redimere to redeem) + -iōn--ion

Entrepreneur (ahn-truh-pruhnur): a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
Origin: 1875–80; <French: literally, one who undertakes (some task), equivalent to entrepren(dre) to undertake (<Latin inter-inter- + prendere to take, variant of prehendere) + -eur-eur.

Sources: Dictionary.Com

2 thoughts on “Wonderous Words Wednesday: 1/20/21

  1. Not sure how to do the link thing, so I’m just participating through a comment. My word is reverie. It’s under used in my opinion, at least in USA – it’s a bit more commonly used in UK.

    rev·er·ie
    /ˈrev(ə)rē/

    noun
    a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.
    “a knock on the door broke her reverie”

    MUSIC
    an instrumental piece suggesting a dreamy or musing state.
    “his own compositions can move from impressionist reveries to an orchestral chordal approach”

    ARCHAIC
    a fanciful or impractical idea or theory.
    “he defended and explained all the reveries of astrology”

    ORIGIN
    early 17th century: from obsolete French resverie, from Old French reverie ‘rejoicing, revelry’, from rever ‘be delirious’, of unknown ultimate origin.

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