Word of the day

The word for today is…

recondite (adj) – 1. Not easily understood; abstruse or obscure.
2. Concealed; hidden.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1640s, “removed or hidden from view,” from Old French recondit, from Latin reconditus, past participle of recondere “store away, hide, conceal, put back again, put up again, lay up,” from re- “away, back” + condere “to store, hide, put together,” from con- “together” + -dere “to put, place,” comb. form of dare “to give”. Meaning “removed from ordinary understanding, profound” is from 1650s; of writers or sources, “obscure,” it is recorded from 1817.


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