Word of the Day: NEFANDOUS

from Latin nefandus (wicked, impious, abominable),
from ne- (not) + fandus (‘to be spoken’), gerundive of fārī (to speak) + -ous 

“…and it was for such things that savourd of a forreign clyme, and of some soft Levantine spirit rather than of a Druinian; there was a complication of many nefandous crimes, Sodomy and rap met in him with other base libidinous acts, and those displayed and prov’d with hatefull and horrid circumstances…”

From: Δενδρολογια.
Dodona’s Grove, Or The Vocall Forest
By James Howell, 1649

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