everyday vs quotidian what difference

what is difference between everyday and quotidian

English

Etymology

From Middle English everidayes, every daies, every dayes (everyday, daily, continual, constant, adjective, literally every day’s), equivalent to every +‎ day.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛvɹiˌdeɪ/

Adjective

everyday (not comparable)

  1. appropriate for ordinary use, rather than for special occasions
    • 1906, Edith Nesbit, The Railway Children, Chapter 4: The engine-burglar,
      When they had gone, Bobbie put on her everyday frock, and went down to the railway.
  2. commonplace, ordinary
    • 2010, Malcolm Knox, The Monthly, April 2010, Issue 55, The Monthly Ptd Ltd, page 42:
      Although it is an everyday virus, there is something about influenza that inspires awe.

Synonyms

  • mundane
  • quotidian
  • routine
  • unremarkable
  • workaday

Translations

Adverb

everyday

  1. Misspelling of every day. (compare everywhere, everyway, etc.).

Usage notes

When describing the frequency of an action denoted by a verb, it is considered correct to separate the individual words: every hour, every day, every week, etc.

Noun

everyday (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Literally every day in succession, or every day but Sunday. [14th–19th c.]
  2. (rare) the ordinary or routine day or occasion
    Putting away the tableware for everyday, a chore which is part of the everyday.

References

  • James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Everyday”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume III (D–E), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697, page 345, column 1.


English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman cotidian, cotidien, Middle French cotidian, cotidien, and their source, Latin cottīdiānus, quōtīdiānus (happening every day), from adverb cottīdiē, quōtīdiē (every day, daily), from an unattested adjective derived from quot (how many) + locative form of diēs (day).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kwəˈtɪdɪən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kwɵˈtɪdɪən/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdiən

Adjective

quotidian (comparative more quotidian, superlative most quotidian)

  1. (medicine) Recurring every twenty-four hours or (more generally) daily (of symptoms, etc). [from 14th c.]
  2. Happening every day; daily. [from 15th c.]
  3. Having the characteristics of something which can be seen, experienced, etc, every day or very commonly; commonplace, ordinary, mundane. [from 15th c.]

Translations

Noun

quotidian (plural quotidians)

  1. (medicine, now rare, historical) A fever which recurs every day; quotidian malaria. [from 14th c.]
  2. (Anglicanism, historical) A daily allowance formerly paid to certain members of the clergy. [from 16th c.]
  3. (usually with definite article) Commonplace or mundane things regarded as a class. [from 20th c.]

Translations


Interlingua

Adjective

quotidian (comparative plus quotidian, superlative le plus quotidian)

  1. daily

Derived terms

  • quotidianmente

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