Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 12/08/16 Mansuetude

Mansuetude (noun)
mansuetude [man-swi-tood, -tyood]


noun
1. mildness; gentleness: the mansuetude of Christian love.


Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Latin mānsuētūdō tameness, mildness, equivalent to mānsuē-, base of mānsuēscere to become tame, mild (man(us) hand + suēscere to become accustomed) + -tūdō -tude

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