Word of the Week Wednesday: perdition

This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: perdition.

Perdition is an old-fashioned word meaning damnation, hell and destruction; all sorts of bad things.

It comes from the Latin for destruction.

The sense of loss is seen in the French word from the same root: perdu meaning lost.

All of the senses intertwine in the sense that something ruined or destroyed is lost and that damnation and hell mean the loss of a soul.


About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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