Daily Word Quiz
a) to dig out of the ground, to dig up
b) to choke, to strangle
c) to be disclosed or revealed
d) to make cheerful and lively
Today's Featured Word
1. coarse, mean, paltry, base, nasty, contemptible ...c1366 obs.
2. covered with scale or scurf; scabby, scurvy ...1377 obs.
from old French roigneux,
from Middle English roinous, roignous mangy, scabby
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
c1366 - see EXAMPLE below
"...The foule croked bowe hidous.
That knotty was, and al roynous."
From: The Romaunt of the Rose
By: Geoffrey Chaucer, c1366
Daily Word Quiz Answer
b) to choke, to strangle ...1656 rare