Here’s a new type of interesting word for this blog – a word that is autological. Autological words are members of or have features of the category they describe. They have or represent the property they denote.
Sesquipedalian means ‘having many syllables’. It can also be used to describe something as given to using long words or being long-winded.
Its origin is mid 17th century, from the Latin sesquipedalis meaning ‘a foot and a half long’.