Tuesday, March 24, 2009


imbricate \ˈim-brə-ˌkāt\ transitive verb: to overlap, especially like roof tiles

imbricate \ˈim-bri-kət\ adjective: lying lapped over each other in regular order {imbricate scales}

Etymology: Late Latin imbricatus, past participle of imbricare to cover with pantiles, from Latin imbric-, imbrex pantile, from imbr-, imber rain; akin to Greek ombros rain

Love this word. To pieces. Don’t know why.

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