Todays Word: “lacuna”

Word: lacuna

PRONUNCIATION:

(luh-KYOO-nuh)
plural lacunae (luh-KYOO-nee) or lacunas

MEANING:

noun: An empty space, gap, missing part, an opening.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin lacuna (hole, gap), from lacus (lake). Earliest documented use: 1663.

USAGE:

“Last week’s collision between two cargo ships off the coast of Mumbai has exposed several systemic lacunae.”
Black Waters; The Times of India (New Delhi, India); Aug 11, 2010.

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