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Thursday, November 5

Quotidian

[kwo-TIH-dee-ən]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 14th century

1.

Of or occurring every day; daily.

2.

Ordinary or everyday, especially when mundane.

Examples of Quotidian in a sentence

"Steve looked forward to his quotidian chore of collecting eggs."

"Washing the dishes was a quotidian task, but she made the time pass quickly by listening to music."

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About Quotidian

Quotidian originated from the Latin word "cotidie," or "daily," before further developing through Old French and Middle English. If you're talking about your daily tasks, you might refer to them as your quotidian tasks.

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