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The word you learned today

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Runescarred, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Runescarred Gems: 10/31
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    I just thought sharing could prove interesting. :) Any language, any word, but please - add a definition for reasons of clarity. I'll start:

    'Malus' - the antonym of 'bonus' (I am pretty disappointed I never figured it out myself, considering the four years of Latin and all ;) ).
     
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    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Warsh -- to clean something, as in laundry or dishes.

    "I just got to get me up and warsh those dadgummed dishes."
     
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  3. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I don't learn new words too often, but I'm fairly interested in etymology. So I sooner learn the etymology of words I already know, rather than learning new words themselves. Is this thread suitable for etymology as well, or do you want to keep this thread solely for new words people have learned?

    For those who have not yet learned the word Etymology:
    "Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time."
    :D

    Haha! Each time I talked about a malus during the few PnP RPG's I played, people asked me: "Do you mean a penalty?" :p

    I love this thread, btw! :) Good opportunity for me to enhance my vocabulary. :thumb:
     
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    Master of Nuhn, I am glad to hear this - my intention was to learn some new ones, too. Haha! Well am I not a sneaky bastard. :D

    consanguinity - the state of being related by blood (figured the meaning myself thanks to all the Latin, but looked it up to check) ;)
     
  5. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    The new words I learn always tend to be in sign language :( I like learning different phrases in various languages though. Howver, my pronunciation is generally awful!
     
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    But I bet your northern accent is awesome! :D

    lath - a thin strip of wood or metal (it is somewhat archaic, I would say, stole it from Feste)
     
  7. Master of Nuhn

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    The funniest thing about this thread will probably be the fact that I recognize lots of words, but never use them and the surprise that you people don't use certain words of which I thought they would actually be quite common! :D Like "lath". :p
     
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    I have a feeling that the thread will die pretty soon... Ah, let Bacchus' sons be not dismayed!:

    mellifluous - sweet in sound or literally 'filled with honey'
     
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    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    I learned a word today, but I forgot what it was :(
     
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    Maybe 'turnip'? :D
     
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    Amnesia?
     
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    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    [​IMG] Syzygy: the alignment of three celestial objects, usually attributed to the alignment of the Earth, Moon and Sun.
     
  13. Master of Nuhn

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    Rapalje - Old Dutch word for a group of mischief-makers. (synonym to Dutch words as gajes, schorriemorrie, (ge)tuig, gespuis, Janhagel) It would translate to Riff-Raff and Scum.

    I knew the word, but thought it refered to a single mischief-maker, like a Rascal or a Scalawag. (Schavuit, hondsvod or belhamel in Dutch)
     
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    I remember the word :D

    It's not turnip :shake:

    It's onverdroten which is Dutch and means persistent.

    Intussen gaat het zoeken naar de verblijfplaats van de ontvoerders en de heer Herrema onverdroten voort.
     
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    Hah, the word 'huncwot' exists in Polish language, too, same meaning, slightly different pronunciation. It is of German origin, if I am not mistaken...?
     
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    the c in huncwot is pronounced like an s?

    New word:
    Stochastic: a stochastic process is a random, non-deterministic process.
     
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    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    "Terlet" - Redneck for toilet. :shake:
     
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    Something inbetween 'c' and 's'. I do not know the proper IPA symbol, shame on me.

    lol'd at Kitrax' linguistic experience :D
     
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    jeremiëren - to lament or bemoan. The etymological origin is probably Jeremiah, the old testament prophet who apparently did a boo-hoo when Jerusalem was sacked.
     
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    Tried to pronounce 8people's word and almost bit my tongue off. Damn greek etymology! :D

    Today's post is sponsored by the word 'pagliaccio' - Italian for 'clown' or 'a comedian'. Stole it from Leoncavallo ;).
     
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