enginous

adjective

obsolete
: contrived with care : ingenious, crafty

Word History

Etymology

Middle English enginous, from Middle French engigneus, from Latin ingeniosus ingenious, talented

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enginous was in the 14th century

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“Enginous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enginous. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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