Originally Posted by addabox
egrote: to feign an illness to avoid work. Use it wisely.
Not a genuine word. Given in Bailey's dictionary (1721-61), and egroting "feigned illness" in other 18th-century lists, but no actual uses are known to the OED.
From Latin aegrot- "be ill" from aeger "ill". Universities may allow an aegrotat "sick note".
but I once had a real aegrotat usage, so...