Word A Day – CONGERIES

10 06 2008

congeries \KON-juh-reez\

noun:
A collection; an aggregation.

Congeries is from Latin congeries, “a heap, a mass,” from congerere, “to carry together, to bring together, to collect,” from com-, “with, together” + gerere, “to carry.” It is related to congest, “to overfill or overcrowd,” which derives from the past participle of congerere.

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