Thursday, April 23, 2015

Epistolary

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-adjective
1. contained in or carried on by letters
2. of, relating to, or consisting of letters

Examples:
"This epistolary novel focuses on the unrequited love between a man and his television."
"Their epistolary relationship was abruptly ended at the start of the great pencil shortage."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1650s, from French √©pistolaire, from Late Latin epistolarius 'of or belonging to letters,' from Latin epistola 'a letter, a message' (see epistle). In Middle English as a noun (early 15c.), 'book containing epistles read in the Mass,' from Medieval Latinepistolarium."

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