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Word of the Week: for the philologists

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Natalie_R

For the love of words!

This week for the word-of-the-week, I want you guys to to post me your favourite word and why you like it.

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booksallsizes

'alabaster' - it just rolls so nicely off the tongue!

 

"The origin of the word, alabaster, is in Middle English, through Old French alabastre, in turn derived from the Latin alabaster and that from Greek ἀλάβαστρος (alabastros) or ἀλάβαστος (alabastos). The latter was a term used to identify a vase made of alabaster.

This name may derive further from the Ancient Egyptian word a-labaste, which refers to vessels of the Egyptian goddess Bast. She was represented as a lioness and frequently depicted as such in figures placed atop these alabaster vessels"

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DestinysAngels

:love:Mine has to be "Dog" turned around "G.." and both i love dearly!

 

Dog = Buddy, Best Friend, or Neighbour and the list goes on and on, for me that is!

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kyle2

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Yep, its in the dictionary!

 

It was the biggest word I ever learnt to say, and this at 5 years of age, never forgot it.:cool:

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lilythepink

"gatvol" which means "overwhelmed" in English (and I believe should be added to the English dictionary!) LOL

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