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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sunday Rest: latifundium. Word Not To Use Today.

A latifundium is a large agricultural estate:

File:North Central Pennsylvania Farm.jpg
This one is in North Central Pennsylvania. Photo by fishhawk

Yes, that's quite a nice thing to know, but, however much you may wish to share this knowledge, I must warn you that the uttering of this word will make you look like a total poser.

And the reason it will make you look like an total poser, I may add, is because it will be true.

Word Not To Use Today: latifundium. Originally this was a Roman estate worked by slaves. The word comes from the Latin lātus, broad, and fundus, farm or estate.


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