A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg: condign

condign

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuhn-DYN)
MEANING:
adjective: Well-deserved, appropriate.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English condigne, from Anglo French, from Latin condignus, from com- (completely) + dignus (worthy). Ultimately from Indo-European root dek- (to take, accept), which is the ancestor of other words such as dignity, discipline, doctor, decorate, docile, and deign. Earliest documented use: 1413.

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