July 28th, 2008

beartato phd

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Word of the day: eggment. OED says:

Obs.
[f. EGG v. + -MENT; an early example of the addition of -MENT to an Eng. vb.]

Incitement, instigation.

c1340 Cursor M. 25733 (Fairf.) We synne {th}orou egment of {th}er {th}re. c1386 CHAUCER Man of Law's T. 744 Thurgh wommannes eggement Mankynde was lorn. c1440 Promp. Parv. 136 Egment, or sterynge, incitamentum.