Word of the day

The word for today is…

pervious (adj) – 1. Open to passage or entrance; permeable.
2. Open to arguments, ideas, or change; approachable.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The adjective pervious is far less common than its opposite, impervious. Both adjectives come from the Latin root noun via “road, street, highway.” Latin via derives from the very common Proto-Indo-European root wegh- “to go, travel by vehicle,” source of Latin vehere “to carry, convey” and its derivative noun vehiculum “carriage, conveyance, vehicle,” as well as Germanic (English) “wagon, wain, way.” Pervious entered English in the 17th century.

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Peter is a fourth-generation New Zealander, with his mother’s and father’s folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, three cats and assorted computers.

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