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CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 3rd

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Katharine Close, 13, of Spring Lake, New Jersey, holds up the championship trophy after winning the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee June 1, 2006 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Katharine Close, 13, of Spring Lake, New Jersey, holds up the championship trophy after winning the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee June 1, 2006 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 and KCBS are teaming up to host the CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee, an event to determine the Bay Area representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

On March 15th, finalists from across the Bay Area will be asked to conjure the correct spelling of some of the most obscure words in the English language. We wanted to know, would you be up to the challenge?

Each day we will provide the definition and origin of a word that ended the national spelling bee to see if you can spot the correct answer among 4 options.

Today’s word is of German origin and means a “hypothetical parent language reconstructed from other languages.” It was spelled correctly by Katharine Close to win the 2006 final. Do you know it?

Scroll below the following photo to find the correct answer.

Aleena Boby (R) of Fort Myers, Florida, and Grace Remmer (L) of St. Augustine, Florida, participate in the round two of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Aleena Boby (R) of Fort Myers, Florida, and Grace Remmer (L) of St. Augustine, Florida, participate in the round two of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The correct spelling of the 2006 winning word is Ursprache.

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