Interpretate/Interpretator – Archaic Words

I am going to use the words interpretate and interpretator in a blog post shortly. I decided to explain why it’s one of my favorite words before using it. I first learned of the word when attending a Thursday singles event at a local United Methodist church, back around 30 – 31 years ago. It was less than half block away from where I was living at the time. Not having a car limited my evening activities to nearby events. Plus, the neighborhood was downtown and considered fairly unsafe at night, only marginally better during the day.

The church offered a variety of single events on Thursdays, ranging from mostly non-religious to occasional classes on Bible studies. It was during one of the Bible study classes, the instructor talked about “interpretating” the Bible. I wasn’t familiar with the word. In checking online a few minutes ago, I came up with several links: (they say it’s a misspelled word; same if I use interpretate);

An archaic variant of ‘interpret’

I don’t know if the instructor knew the word interpret as I never heard him use it. I loved the word interpretate because I thought there are instances, both Bible and non-religious, where it fits better than interpret. I do use interpret most of the time.



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