Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Weird Word Wednesday
adjective eda·cious \i-ˈdā-shəs\
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Definition of edacious
archaic : of or relating to eating
edacity \i-ˈda-sə-tē\ noun
Examples of edacious in a sentence
my edacious dining companion could always be counted on to order the largest—and often most expensive—item on the menu
Did You Know?
Tempus edax rerum. That wise Latin line by the Roman poet Ovid translates as "Time, the devourer of all things." In its earliest known English uses, edacious meant "of or relating to eating." It later came to be used generally as a synonym of "voracious," and it has often been used specifically in contexts referring to time. That's how Scottish essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle used it when he referred to events "swallowed in the depths of edacious Time."
Origin and Etymology of edacious
Latin edac-, edax, from edere to eat — more at eat
First Known Use: circa 1798
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