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profundity

[pruh-fuhn-di-tee] /prəˈfʌn dɪ ti/
noun, plural profundities for 2, 3.
1.
the quality or state of being profound; depth.
2.
Usually, profundities. profound or deep matters.
3.
a profoundly deep place; abyss.
Origin of profundity
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English profundite < Late Latin profunditās. See profound, -ity
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n.

early 15c., "bottom of the sea," from Old French profundite (Modern French profondité) and directly from Late Latin profunditatem (nominative profunditas) "depth, intensity, immensity," from profundus "deep, vast" (see profound). Meaning "depth of intellect" in English is from c.1500.

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