Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 05/15/16 Avuncular

May 15, 2016

Avuncular (adjective)
avuncular [uh-vuhng-kyuh-ler]

1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection.

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Origin: 1825-35; < Latin avuncul (us) a mother's brother, equivalent to av (us) a forefather + *-ont- + *-l (os) diminutive suffix (cf. uncle ) + -ar

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