WFT- plausible

07 August 2008

Words for thought. It's been a rather interesting week for words.  Merriam-Webster's word of the day for August 7th was plausible which they defined as such:

1 : seemingly fair, reasonable, or valuable but often not  so
2 : superficially pleasing or persuasive
3 : appearing worthy of belief
This last definition is what caught my attention.  Isn't Messiah worthy of belief?  Since He rose from the dead we know He can be trusted and is worthy of belief.
M-W provided this etymology for plausible:
Today the word "plausible” usually means “reasonable” or “believable,” but  it once held the meanings "worthy of being applauded" and "approving." It comes  to us from the Latin adjective "plausibilis" ("worthy of applause"), which in  turn derives from the verb "plaudere," meaning "to applaud or clap.”
We should consider Messiah worthy of all applause [praise].

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