2 Apr 2014

Three Days' Word: Maledict

Maledict noun, verb

Pronunciation: /mælədɪkt/

Etymology: From LATIN ‘maledictus’ meaning ‘cursed’; past participle of ‘malidicere’ meaning ‘to curse’.

Definition: Verb: the act of cursing someone. Noun: the state of being cursed.

Example sentences:

‘The necromancer made maledict to all his enemies.’

‘You are in maledict, for no other reason can explain these terrible boils.’

‘A maledict of vengeance and fury.’

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