Saturday, August 20, 2011


Conglobate \KON-gloh-beyt\ , verb;
1. To form into a ball

I like this word because it sounds like something somebody made up. Almost as if they'd heard conglomerate before and thought conglobate should be a real thing. Turns out, this word actually derives from Latin.

Conglobate is first attested in 1635 from the participle stem of Latin conglobare ("to gather into a globe or ball")

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Saturday, August 20
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

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