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  • n. The quality of being honourable.


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From Medieval Latin honorificabilitudinitas, ultimately from Latin "honor", honour


  • "Dr. Murray points out in his notes to In-Infer that those who are interested in the length of words will observe that incircumscriptibleness has as many letters as honorificabilitudinity, viz.,

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 3


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  • Or honorificabilitudinitifulness? *wince*

    August 6, 2008

  • So it could probably be translated as honorabilitifulness as well.

    August 6, 2008

  • So De Vulgari Eloquentia incorporates a sort of Renaissance Wordlustitude?

    What goes around...

    August 6, 2008

  • Yuck. Just goes to show that even Dante had bad days.

    August 6, 2008

  • Honorableness.

    OED says: Adapted from med.L. hon�?rific�?bilitūdinit�?s , a grandiose extension of hon�?rific�?bilitūdo, 'honorableness,' from hon�?rific�?bilis, 'honorable.' The L. abl. pl. hon�?rific�?bilitūdinit�?tibus has been cited as a typical long word, as well as hon�?rific�?bilitūdinit�?te before it, by Dante (De Vulgari Eloquentia II).

    August 6, 2008