25 January 2010

word: forte

[ original assignment ]

So, we're going with stick people illustrations. Because I am so good at them. First word: Forte (p. 295).

forte n. something one does very well. 1648, strong part of a sword blade; later fort strong point of a person's abilities (1682); borrowed from French fort strong point, fort, from Middle French fort FORT. The final -e was added in the 1700's, on analogy with Italian forte strong.

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