versipellous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed from versi- ‘turning, changing’ (combinatory form of Latin versus ‘turn’) + ultimately Latin pellis ‘skin’. (Used initially as a word of unknown origin in Nathaniel Ward's Discolliminium, or A Most Obedient Reply to a Late Book called 'Bounds and Bonds' By B)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɜːˈsɪpələs/

Adjective[edit]

versipellous (comparative more versipellous, superlative most versipellous)

  1. (rare) changeable; protean; having a form, nature or appearance that changes often