September 14, 2011
- vim (noun)
- What does it mean?
- : robust energy and enthusiasm
- How do you use it?
- Even at 75, Grandma is a lively woman, full of vim and vigor, whose energetic attitude is inspiring to others.
- Are you a word wiz?
"Vim" was borrowed into English directly from another language. Which language do you think that is?"Vim" is an odd little word borrowed directly from Latin. "Vim" is a form of the Latin word "vis," meaning "strength," and we began using it in English in the mid-1800s. "Vim" is usually paired with "vigor," another English borrowing from Latin. "Vigor" is a form of the Latin verb "vigere," meaning "to be full of physical or mental strength."