This weeks word is “amandation”! It probably doesn’t mean what you think it means. Keep on reading to learn more!
n. 1656 – 1755
act of sending away, dispelling, dismissing
Sample sentence: Tony’s curt amandation of his guests earned him a reputation for being a nasty jerk.
Phrontistery lists this word as being used for 99 years — from 1656 to 1755. I can’t find it in the OED but it may be related to Amanda
fem. proper name, lit. “worthy to be loved,” fem. of L. amandus,
ger. of amare
“to love” (see Amy
If so, it’s interesting to note the almost polar differences between the two words.
: A reader, Minnesotastan
, pointed me to a much more likely word relation: mandate
. Mandate means “an order” and a means “away” (apathy, atheist, etc) — to order away. Sounds much more likely than any connection to “amanda”.