fictile

adjective

fic·​tile ˈfik-tᵊl How to pronounce fictile (audio)
-ˌtī(-ə)l
1
archaic : plastic sense 3a
2
: of or relating to pottery
3

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin fictilis "made of earthenware," from fig-, variant stem of fingere "to mold, fashion" + -tilis "obtained by, produced by (the action of the verb)" — more at feign

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fictile was in 1626

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“Fictile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fictile. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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