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versed

[vurst] /vɜrst/
adjective
1.
experienced; practiced; skilled; learned (usually followed by in):
She was well versed in Greek and Latin.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin versātus busied, engaged (see versatile), with -ed2 for Latin -ātus
Related forms
unversed, adjective
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versed

/vɜːst/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) foll by in. thoroughly knowledgeable (about), acquainted (with), or skilled (in)
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Word Origin and History for unversed

versed

adj.

"practiced," c.1600, from past participle of obsolete verse "to turn over" (a book, subject, etc.) in study or investigation, from Middle French verser "to turn, revolve" as in meditation, from Latin versare "to busy oneself," literally "to turn to" (see versus).

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