Monday, June 05, 2017

Fwd: vim | Word of the Day Word of the Day
June 05, 2017
vim Audio
noun [vim]
1. lively or energetic spirit; enthusiasm; vitality.

Certainly no better selection of a leader could have been made, for Neil was full of the vim of youth, and had a newly acquired fund of scientific knowledge just waiting to be applied.
-- Caroline Abbot Stanley, The Keeper of the Vineyard, 1913
Vim began as an American colloquialism but became standard on both sides of the Atlantic within a generation. It is the accusative singular of the irregular Latin noun vīs (stem vīr-) "power, force." Latin vīs is related to the Latin noun vir "man (i.e., a male person), husband." The same Proto-Indo-European root wir-, wīr- in Latin vir appears in English wergild and werewolf. Vim entered English in the mid-19th century.


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