Today's Word "Perpend"

To reflect upon on

Published in Vocabulary

perpend \pur-PEND\ (verb tr. and intr.) - To reflect upon; to consider; to ponder.

"Gentle Reader, perpend; but finish your breakfast first."

From Latin perpendere (to weigh thoroughly), from per- (thoroughly) + pendere (to weigh), ultimately from Indo-European root (s)pen- (to draw, to spin) that is also the source of pendulum, spider, pound, pansy, pendant, ponder, appendix, penthouse, depend, and spontaneous.


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