Good morning dear readers!
With my usual delay today I’m introducing the latest idea by A.Word.A.Day.: a word contest! It’s related to this weeks selection of words and their peculiar feature: they all have a double meaning, which differ by just … a letter! Yes, a single, little letter makes the difference. It’s a funny joke, a witty challenge, R U ready?
Well, now coming back to the true subject of today’s post, the word chosen by A.W.A.D. to get the week started is a ‘bridge’ between last week’s and this week’s selections. Why? This word originates from a famous hill, more precisely one of the Seven Hills of Rome – no doubt it’s no ‘Himalayan height’, but it’s surely paramount from a historical point of view.
1. Of or relating to a palace.
2. Of or relating to a palate.
For 2: From French palatin, from Latin palatum palate (roof of the mouth). Earliest documented use: 1656.
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