RDP-SUNDAY-Plaintive

Looking for words can be very educational. A case in point is this piece from the Merriam-Webster website:

“Like its relative plangent, plaintive is often used to describe sad sounds. “A plaintive wail,” for example, is a common use. Plaintive and plangent (along with relatives plaintiff and complain) ultimately derive from the Latin verb plangere, meaning “to strike,” “to beat one’s breast,” or “to lament.” This Latin verb led to plaint, an Anglo-French word (and now also an English word) meaning “lamentation.” Plaint is the root of Middle English plaintif (meaning “lamenting” or “complaining”), which gave rise to plaintive as well as the noun plaintiff.”

All those years practicing law and the origin of that particular word family was never explored!

The Ragtag Daily Prompt is PLAINTIVE.

Let the word inspire you. Create a post around the word. Post it with a pingback to this post. Don’t forget to use the tags “RDP”, “Ragtag Daily Prompt”, and “Plaintive”. Then stick around and read the posts of others. That is the real fun!

Happy Sunday!

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