Word of the Day: FACULENT

from medieval Latin faculentus, from facula, fax (torch)

“…Als it is red in storyis ancient,
Thocht it be not in ald nor new Testament.
How that Vergill that worthie wise doctour,
In latin toung was ane most faculent,
Nane mair pregnant, facund, nor eminent,
To writ, or dyit, he was of Clerkis flour

From: Ane Treatise callit the Court of VENVS,
deuidit into four Buikis,
Newlie Compylit be IOHNE ROL­LAND in Dalkeith, 1575

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