A golden word

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