Word of the day

The word for today is…

umbrage (noun) – 1. Offense or resentment.
2. (Archaic) (a) Shadow or shade.
(b) Trees or foliage affording shade.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Early 15th century, “shadow, shade,” from Middle French ombrage “shade, shadow,” from noun use of Latin umbraticum “of or pertaining to shade; being in retirement,” neuter of umbraticus “of or pertaining to shade,” from umbra “shade, shadow,” from PIE root *andho- “blind; dark” (source also of Sanskrit andha-, Avestan anda- “blind, dark”). Many figurative uses in 17th century; main remaining one is the meaning “suspicion that one has been slighted,” first recorded 1610s; hence phrase to take umbrage at, attested from 1670s.

 


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