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Word of the Day 03/14/19 Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa (noun)
tabula rasa [tab-yuh-luh rah-suh, -zuh, rey-; Latin tah-boo-lah rah-sah]


noun, plural ta·bu·lae ra·sae [tab-yuh-lee rah-see, -zee, rey-; Latin tah-boo-lahy rah-sahy] /ˈtæb yəˌli ˈrɑ si, -zi, ˈreɪ-; Latin ˈtɑ bʊˌlaɪ ˈrɑ saɪ/.
1. a mind not yet affected by experiences, impressions, etc.
2. anything existing undisturbed in its original pure state.

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Origin: First recorded in 1525–35, tabula rasa is from the Latin word tabula rāsa scraped tablet, clean slate

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