Words

Words, words, words, our lives are built of many things, not least of which, language. Which, as we all know, is built of words. I have a fondness for words, their use, their meaning, and their etymology. So, it goes without saying, I also have a few favourites, here’s just a sample with more to be added.

adoxography
ay·dock·sog·rə·fee
A.Grk. ἄδοξος (ádoxos) “obscure, ignoble” + γραφία(graphía) “writing”
n. Brilliant writing on a trivial subject.

Anthropocene
an·thrə·pə·seen
A.Grk. ἄνθρωπος(ánthrōpos) “human being” + καινός (cænós) “recent”
pn. The current geological time period, in which human action has had a profound effect on the environment.

crepuscular
Latin crespuculum “twilight, evening, darkness” ← creper “dark, dusky, obscure”
a. Of, reminiscent of, or coming out at the twilight hours of the day.

eldritch
eld·ritch
Perhaps O.Eng elles “other” + rīċe “kingdom, dominion”
a. Unearthly, supernatural, of something that does not belong in this world.