From: Chuck Murcko (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 12:18:27 PPET
Wayne E Baisley wrote:
> > Is insipient a word? I think the word you have in mind is "insipid"
> Nope. It's insipient, a real word:
> In*sip"i*ent (?), a. [L. insipiens; pref. in- not + sapiens wise.]
> Wanting wisdom; stupid; foolish. [R.] Clarendon. -- n. An insipient
> person. [R.] Fryth.
> Insipid, OTOH, is from L. in + sapidus, meaning unsavory.
...and not to be confused with incipient (pronounced identically):
In*cip"i*ent (?), a. [L. incipiens, p. pr. of incipere to begin. See
Inception.] Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial; as,
the incipient stage
of a fever; incipient light of day. -- In*cip"i*ent*ly, adv.
-- Chuck Chuck Murcko Topsail Group firstname.lastname@example.org
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