Monday, September 07, 2009

Today's Latin

Yep, I'm studying Latin again. Here's an interesting Latin adjective:

Stultus, stulta, stultum: Foolish, silly. I've also seen it used to mean 'stupid'.

English derivative:
Stultify: 1. To cause to appear foolish, stupid, or illogical.
2. To impair, make dull, or have an inhibiting effect on.
3. Also, generally, when you bore someone into a state of dullness, you are being "stultifying".

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