Word of the Day: Senectitude


se-nec-ti-tude / sĭ-nĕk-tĭ-to͞od, sĭ-nĕk-tĭ-tyo͞od


1. old age

The play opens as Lear, the King of Britain, now aged and willing to enjoy a nice and peaceful senectitude, decides to step down and share his kingdom evenly among his three daughters depending on the love they profess for him.

Sara Moldoveanu, “‘Doth any here know me? Who is it that can tell me who I am?’ Loss of identity–a recurrent topic in King Lear and the theatre of the absurd.” Journal of Research in Gender Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, July 2014, pp. 979+. Gale Academic OneFile, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A397454322/AONE?u=anon~d60f36fc&sid=googleScholar&xid=28ceac3e. Accessed 18 Apr. 2023