Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Inchoate \in-KOH-it\ , adjective;
1. In an initial or early stage; just begun
2. Imperfectly formed or formulated

According to
Dating from the 1530's, the word comes from Latin inchoatus, which is the past participle of inchoare, and alteration of incohare, which means "to begin." Incohare is a combination of in- ("on") + cohum ("strap fastened to the oxen's yoke") and originally meant "to hitch up."

*Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Thursday, October 27

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