percontation

noun

per·​con·​ta·​tion
ˌpərˌkän‧ˈtāshən
plural -s
archaic
: an act or process of questioning : inquiry

Word History

Etymology

Latin percontation-, percontatio, from percontatus (past participle of percontari to inquire, literally, to sound with a punting pole, from per through, by means of, + contus pole, punting pole, from Greek kontos) + -ion-, -io -ion; akin to Greek kentein to prick

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“Percontation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/percontation. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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