Justice is the 2018 Merriam-Webster Word of the Year. In this special episode, editors Peter Sokolowski and Emily Brewster discuss the the decision-making process, the year’s other top words, and the meaning of justice in 2018. With special host Ilan Stavans, from In Contrast (New England Public Radio).
December 17, 2018 at 11:00PM
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for December 17, 2018 is:
epitome • \ih-PIT-uh-mee\ • noun
1 : a typical or ideal example : embodiment
2 a : a summary of a written work
b : a brief presentation or statement of something
3 : brief or miniature form — usually used with in
The cabin we rented was the epitome of country charm: wide pine floors, simple sturdy furniture, and clean linen curtains billowing in the breeze of the open windows.
“I really want to make movies about tangible, complicated love, and I think the epitome of love is family love.” — Jeremiah Zagar, quoted in The New York Magazine, 23 Aug. 2018
Did you know?
Epitome first appeared in print in 1520, when it was used to mean “summary.” If someone asks you to summarize a long paper, you effectively cut it up, mentioning only the most important ideas in your synopsis, and the etymology of epitome reflects this process. The word descends from Greek epitemnein, meaning “to cut short,” which in turn was formed from the prefix epi- and the verb temnein, which means “to cut.” Your summary probably also presents all the key points of the original work, which may explain why epitome eventually came to be used for any person or object that is a clear or good example of an abstraction.
December 17, 2018 at 01:00PM
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December 17, 2018 at 07:00AM