perpend

I am back after a long hiatus and have a lotta catching up to do since it’s almost mid May!
I like this word and origin from May 06 word of the day:


perpend \per-PEND\ , verb;
1. To ponder; deliberate.
2. To be attentive; reflect.

noun:
1. A large stone passing through the entire thickness of a wall.

Quotes:
“So I do, madonna; but to read his right wits is to read thus: therefore perpend, my princess, and give ear.
— William Shakespeare, Twelfth night, or, What you will

Origin:
While perpend as a noun means “a large stone passing through the entire thickness of a wall” (related to perpendicular), the verb form not only possesses a different pronunciation but also emerges independently from the Latin root perpendere, “to weigh carefully.”

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