[ ih-soor-ee-uhnt ]
/ ɪˈsʊər i ənt /
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of esurient
1665–75; <Latin ēsurient- (stem of ēsuriēns, present participle of ēsurīre) hungering, equivalent to ēsur- hunger + -ent--ent
OTHER WORDS FROM esuriente·su·ri·ence, e·su·ri·en·cy, noune·su·ri·ent·ly, adverbnon·e·su·ri·ent, adjectivenon·e·su·ri·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for esurient
/ (ɪˈsjʊərɪənt) /
Derived forms of esurientesurience or esuriency, nounesuriently, adverb
Word Origin for esurient
C17: from Latin ēsurīre to be hungry, from edere to eat
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