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My new word

Post by mavisbramston » 04 Feb 2019, 12:29

My word for the day

senescence

Any one know it ?
Hint...its relevant to us.
I had not until it popped up today on my Websters word for the day?

Any one got any words they recently discovered.
I need my grey cells exercised.

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Post by Perrorist » 04 Feb 2019, 14:34

I suppose that's where we get 'senility' from.

A word that's always amused me because it sounds so unlike what it means: pulchritude.

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Post by mavisbramston » 05 Feb 2019, 09:09

Good one.
Looking it up.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Feb 2019, 10:12

How about eudaimonia?
Probably unfamiliar, and I'd love to see guesses before anyone looks it up!
Looks like it could be related to euthanize and pneumonia?
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Post by Perrorist » 05 Feb 2019, 10:48

Sounds like an illness. I can't hazard a guess as I don't know the likely root. "Eud" I think is Greek but I've no idea what it is. It could be a part of the body. The Eustachian tube is in the ear, so maybe it's to do with the ear.

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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 05 Feb 2019, 10:49

Just looked it up. I was miles off course!

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Post by lynny » 05 Feb 2019, 16:28

You got the Greek bit right Perri!
I must say that I am very fond of pulchritudinous and use it if I can pronounce it - mainly to baffle the family.

Not a new word to me but I always thought salubrious had a nice ring to it.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Feb 2019, 19:57

Dreamweaver wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 10:12
How about eudaimonia?
In terms of its etymology, eudaimonia is an abstract noun derived from eu meaning "well" and daimon (daemon), which refers to a minor deity or a guardian spirit. Thinking euphoria, and Euphemia (Euphemia is a Greek female given name, meaning "well-spoken". It is derived from the ancient Greek words ευ (good) and φημί (to speak).
I would never have guessed the 'demon' part. So, having a good demon?
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Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Feb 2019, 20:05

lynny wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 16:28
Not a new word to me but I always thought salubrious had a nice ring to it.
it does roll off the tongue nicely, smoothly!
The connections I imagine are salutations, salary, and worth your salt. Quite coincidence that there appears to be a well oiled effect of lubricant there too :lol:
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Post by mavisbramston » 05 Feb 2019, 21:39

Do you rub it on

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Post by mavisbramston » 05 Feb 2019, 21:42

Looked it ip. Lol. Great word!

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Post by kfchugo » 05 Feb 2019, 22:45

I have always been fond of "innuendo"....... sounds like an Italian suppository.

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Post by lynny » 06 Feb 2019, 06:59

:lol: :lol: Hugo! That's a goodun!

DW.....interesting that you saw the lubricant in such a well oiled word! :icon_biggrin:

I first heard salubrious used by my newly married friend who told me that she'd told her husband they were definitely looking for a house in a more salubrious part of Birmingham which made me laugh when I found out what it meant. Mid 60s Birmingham had only small unaffordable pockets of salubriousness as I remember......bless her. :icon_biggrin:


How about the wonderful borborygmus ?

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Post by Dreamweaver » 06 Feb 2019, 07:25

kfchugo wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 22:45
I have always been fond of "innuendo"....... sounds like an Italian suppository.
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Post by Dreamweaver » 06 Feb 2019, 07:50

lynny wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 06:59
How about the wonderful borborygmus ?
What an interesting word! Gives me completely false visions of a boring ignoramus! Or boring rigors? :lol:
Looking it up, it seems so reasonable that it has Greek origins, but perhaps it adapted that way later, as I also read https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-etymo ... orborygmus
The Greek apparently referred to the rumble of barbarian (borborian) speech!
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