The noun was initially used by alchemists (as you'll read below), which I did not know. The etymology is from the sense of "attainment" rather than "skilled" which is not what I would have expected.adept, a. and n.A. adj. Completely versed (in); thoroughly proficient; well-skilled.B. n. [In med.L. adeptus was used subst. and assumed by … Continue reading A golden word
You may already know my opinions on the most recent Lord of the Rings movies. If not, this will make them evident. (And if you want to actually read my opinion on one of them, you can find it here.) But I was reading along on a Tolkien board I visit and I ran across … Continue reading A scary thought.