sumpsimus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sumpsimus, c. 1540–50

Noun[edit]

sumpsimus

  1. adherence to or persistence in using a strictly correct term in rejection of a more common (but technically incorrect) form
    I'll not change my old mumpsimus for your new sumpsimus! — John Nichols (ed.), "Autobiography of Edward Underhill"
    Some be too stiff in their old mumpsimus, others be too busy and curious in their sumpsimus. — Henry VIII
  2. a person obstinate or zealous about such correctness; a pedant

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Verb[edit]

sumpsimus

  1. first-person plural perfect active indicative of sūmō