Good morning, everyone. Today in Word Up: Live! we looked at the word colloquy.
Colloquy: a conversation, a conference; a dialogue; especially a formal conversation.
Colloquy comes from the Latin word for conversation, colloquium. And, colloquium comes from the Latin prefix com, meaning “with” and from the Latin verb loquor, meaning “I speak”.
During our colloquy in class, we discovered the source of the word breviloquence.
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