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Word of the Week: 28 Feb 2011

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Natalie_R    10
Natalie_R

This week's word-of the-week is:

 

Incunabulum

 

Any guesses?

 

Here's a clue: It comes from the Latin word cunae, which means "cradle"

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JPBon    10
JPBon

a book or pamphlet, that was printed — not handwritten — before the year 1501.

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

... printed books, especially before 1500.

 

Did people print books that long ago? Good heavens!

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JPBon    10
JPBon

Yip they printed back then

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DestinysAngels    10
DestinysAngels

Incunable, or sometimes incunabulum (plural incunables or incunabula, respectively) is a book, pamphlet, or broadside,[1] that was printed — not handwritten — before the year 1501 in Europe. "Incunable" is the anglicised singular form of "incunabula", Latin for "swaddling clothes" or "cradle"[2] which can refer to "the earliest stages or first traces in the development of anything."[3] A former term for "incunable" is "fifteener," referring to the fifteenth century.

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod

I thought it was the small piece of cartilege joining the infundibulum to the other thingy...:embarrest:

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink
I thought it was the small piece of cartilege joining the infundibulum to the other thingy...:embarrest:

 

Do you mean a frontal lobotomy or a bottle in front of me, MsPlod? :confused:

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Natalie_R    10
Natalie_R
a book or pamphlet, that was printed — not handwritten — before the year 1501.

 

Well done JPBon!

And lilythepink, of course :awesome:

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wayjen    10
wayjen

cradle snatcher?

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JPBon    10
JPBon

Who knows what pogonotrophy is?

 

and your tip is I have one.

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admin    0
admin

The growing of facial hair, so you have a beard....

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JPBon    10
JPBon
The growing of facial hair, so you have a beard....

 

That would be correct.

 

I think there should be a lot more Callipygian in this world.

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod
I think there should be a lot more Callipygian in this world.

I aspire to meet that need LOL!!! Working out at gym like mad...

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admin    0
admin

Word of the day : CHOKERS

 

*Tip : It has to do with a certain sport :disgusted:

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

Coils with low resistance and large inductance inserted in circuit ... I think this one fits today's team pretty well!!

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