Apricus: Adjective (Latin) sunny, having lots of sunshine, warmed by the sun
"Warmed by the sun" — who knew there was even a word for arguably one of the most relaxing, wholesome, good-for-your-soul sensations out there.
There's just something about a little time in the sun that makes all the difference. (No really, this Forbes piece, Why Sunlight Is Actually Good For You, is one of countless articles celebrating some of the benefits of sunshine.)
So, when it came to picking a name for this new collection, we tossed around the idea of "sunrise" or "sunset" but it just didn't feel quite right. Initially, finding the word "apricity," which refers to "the warmth of the sun in winter," led us down a whole new warm and sunny path, all the way to apricus.
This little-known Latin word is quickly becoming one of our favorites, even though it never quite made it into our English dictionaries or day-to-day conversations. In a way, it feels like a well-kept secret that we're so glad to be in on :)
"Apricate" is the verb meaning "to bask in the sun." So if the weather's good where you are this weekend, take a little time to lie in the grass and soak up all the sunshine.
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