Last week was an “A” word – do you remember it? Have you had occasion to use it in the past week? Perhaps you have seen examples of a plant that has amplexicaul stem/leaves!
Since I started with last week with “a,” this week let’s learn a word from column “B.”
This week’s word is bifarious: bī·FÂR·ĭ·ŭs. adj. [L. bifarius, fr. bi- + fari to speak.] 1. Rare. Twofold. 2. Pointing two ways, as opposite leaves. –bi·FARi·ous·ly, adv.
I thought the word might have a relationship with “nefarious.” Perhaps nefarious would be going or pointing the wrong way. However, I find that there is no relationship between the two words. Nefarious comes from the Latin word nefas – crime, wrong, which is a combination of ne – not + fas – divine law.
So today you got a bonus word. If you don’t know the word “nefarious,” then look it up yourself! In the meantime, find a way to slip bifarious into your next conversation with family or friends!
Have a great Wednesday! I wish you all, my Gentle Readers, the abundance of enough. . .
(Words and definitions for my “Wednesday’s Word and Picture” posts are most often found at the following highly-recommended site: Phrontistery )