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  • adjective rare, obsolete Of the day before yesterday.


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From Latin nudius tertius, which is formed from the phrase nunc dies tertius est, (now is the third day).


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  • pertaining to the day before yesterday

    December 7, 2006

  • I find it awesome that English has an adjective as specific as this; it's along the same lines as antepenultimate, I suppose.

    January 30, 2007

  • None of the standard links will find anything on this word, but there's a citation here and another here.

    February 15, 2007

  • also here, one of my favorite word sites. Well, not a citation so much as a definition.

    February 16, 2007

  • Dude. This is now one of my favorite words.

    How many times, Lord, how many?! Have I wished for a word to describe "day before yesterday," and lo! It was there all along, and I, simply too ignorant to know about it. *sigh* Thank you, Wordies. I am home.

    February 16, 2007

  • I dunno. Good word, to be sure, but it sounds like one of those that would cause people to look at you strangely, as if you just suggested they take off all of their clothes. ;-)

    February 16, 2007

  • I would love a briefer word with the same meaning. But this particular term is a little too close to "nude distortion" for me, and I cannot speak it.

    February 16, 2007

  • I thought the same thing, but that was nudiustertia.

    (Yes, I know I've taken liberties with this word but there doesn't seem to be a suitable form. So, it's mine now.)

    February 16, 2007

  • uselessness, you're awful touchy about your naughty sounding words, aren't you? Haha!

    February 16, 2007

  • What can I say? I had a sheltered childhood. ;-)

    February 16, 2007