The word superstition popped into my head earlier this week (and, no, it has NOTHING to do with the elections. Evil grin.) Some words I choose to write about because they have an interesting meaning, some because I’ve no idea what they mean and want to know, and some because they simply come to mind!
Here is the skinny on “superstition”: a noun
3. a custom or act based on such a belief.
5. any blindly accepted belief or notion.
Etymology: First used in1375-1425; from late Middle English; from Latin= superstitiōn- (stem of superstitiō), equivalent to superstit- (stem of superstes) meaning standing beyond, outliving ( super- super- + -stit-, combining form of stat-, adj. derivative of stāre to stand ) + -iōn- -ion= to stand still by something, in amazement