Origin and Etymology of variegate
borrowed from Latin variegātus, past participle of variegāare “to diversify with different colors,” from varius “having contrasting colors, 1various” + -egāre, variant of -igāare, verb suffix based on -ig-, nominal derivative of agere “to drive, do,” as in rēmig-, rēmex “oarsman,” hence rēmigāre “to row” — more at agent
First Known Use: 1653
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