Wednesday word of the week – Athirst

Athirst can mean thirsty (from the Old English ofthyrst apparently). It also means eager or strongly desirous as in athirst for knowledge. I think I’ll combine them into athirst for a nice cold glass of wine – and as it’s my birthday today I reckon I’m entitled.

The second definition surprised me. I’d heard the phrase and understood the meaning, but had thought it was written as ‘a thirst for knowledge’.

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