Jan 11, 2009

Words of the day

Antediluvian (adj.)

1. Extremely old and antiquated.
2. Occurring or belonging to the era before the Flood (as told in the Bible).

[From ANTE + Latin dīluvium, meaning flood.]

Logomachy (noun)

A battle of words.

[From the Greek logos (words) + makhe (battle).]

Terpsichorean (adj.)

Relating to dancing.

[From the Greek terpein (to delight) + khoros (dance).]

No comments: