I was doing a bit of reading this morning about the history of monasteries, monks and early libraries when I ran across this word:
Can you figure out what it means? (And no, it's not a misspelled word.)
I'm interested in both the 'straightforward' meaning of the word and the ways in which it's used metaphorically.
Tomorrow I'll write a bit about the obvious strategies for searching out the definitions of words, and how to cope when the obvious methods don't quite work so well.