WOTD: Moiety

Here’s another word that’s fun to say. It tumbles out of the mouth like a barrel from a very small water fall. Maybe not, but it’s a nice visual.

moiety (n.) IPA Pronunciation: Moiety
portion, part, half

Methinks my moiety, north from Burton here,
In quantity equals not one of yours:
– Henry IV, Part 1 (III.i)

This is a word that Shakespeare uses quite a few times, so it’s a good one to know. Sometimes the meaning is implied (as in the above quote), but often it’s not as obvious. That’s why it helps to do your homework!