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    What does 'writ' mean? I mean, as an adjective

    Hi everyone!

    I am looking for the exact or approximate meaning of the word 'writ' as an adjective. Although, I found some references on language forums and dictionaries but it was of little help. I have a text in which is textually said: '...modern anti-foundationalism is old sophism writ analytic' Does anyone of you have a clue?

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: What does 'writ' mean? I mean, as an adjective

    It's an old form of 'written' — the past participle of the verb 'write'.

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    Re: What does 'writ' mean? I mean, as an adjective

    Thanks a lot for your answer.

    Sorry, I'm not an English native speaker, so it does not make sense to me to say that something ' is old sophism writ (written) analytic'. In the context of this phrase, what would 'written' mean?

    Once again thanks,

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    Re: What does 'writ' mean? I mean, as an adjective

    Sophism "written in an analytic manner."

    You usually only see "writ" in set phrases like "writ large" (or in legal language e.g. "writ of habeus corpus").

    You can easily speak English without worrying about how to use this old form. You are unlikely to encounter it frequently, if at all.

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