Shakespeare – By Category

Stolen from Aluis, here’s a Word of the Moment I can’t see myself ever using, if only because it’s one heck of a mouthful to say:

The word “honorificabilitudinitatibus” is not a nonsense word at all, but rather it is the dative singular conjugation of a real medieval Latin word. Dante actually used it more than once, as did other writers of the period. A translation of it would be ‘the state of being able to achieve honors.’

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