a) to treat with care and attention
b) to soothe, to mollify, to appease
c) to scold or chide vehemently
d) to murmur, to mutter
Today's Featured Word: MEDICIAN
a physician ...1597 obs.
from Latin medicus physician + -ian
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1597 - see EXAMPLE below
"...scho is altogiddir conswmit away; and na mediciane nor phisitian
that will tak on hand to cure, nor knawis the nature of hir diseace."
From: The Miscellany of the Spalding Club (1841-52)
Trials for Witchcraft
Dittay Against Meriorie Mutche, 1597
Daily Word Quiz Answer
DELITIGATE c) to scold or chide vehemently ...1623 obs. rare