Friday, September 26, 2008

New Word



1. of or pertaining to conflict or struggle within a group: an internecine feud among proxy holders.
2. mutually destructive.
3. characterized by great slaughter; deadly.
4. Mutually destructive; ruinous or fatal to both sides.

[Origin: 1655–65; < L internecīnus, internecīvus murderous, equiv. to internec(āre) to kill out, exterminate (inter- inter- + necāre to kill) + -īnus -ine1, -īvus -ive]


It's too bad the word is pronounced in-ter-NEH-cine; I'd like for it to be in-TER-neh-cine.


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