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peccavi (pe-KAH-vee) noun
An admission of guilt or sin.
[From Latin peccavi (I have sinned), from peccare (to err).]
The story goes that in 1843, after annexing the Indian province of Sind, British General Sir Charles Napier sent home a one word telegram, "Peccavi" implying "I have Sind." Although apocryphal, it's still a great story.
"Rabbi Yosef's peccavi had a certain dignity, unlike the cringing
surrender of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz."
This week's theme: Words from the 2005 Spelling Bee
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight. -Horace, poet and satirist (65-8 BCE)
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