A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

Apr 21

ROSACEOUS
[adjective]
1. of or belonging to the rose family.
2. resembling the flower of a rose.
3. of the colour rose; rose-coloured; rosy.
Etymology: from Latin rosāceus, ”made of roses” < rosa, “rose”.
[Christian Schloe]

ROSACEOUS

[adjective]

1. of or belonging to the rose family.

2. resembling the flower of a rose.

3. of the colour rose; rose-coloured; rosy.

Etymology: from Latin rosāceus, ”made of roses” < rosa, “rose”.

[Christian Schloe]

FORAMINATE
[verb]
1. to pierce; to penetrate into or run through (something), as a sharp, pointed dagger, object, or instrument does.
[adjective]
2. full of holes or foramina; perforated.
Etymology: from Late Latin forāminātus “bored, pierced”, equivalent to forāmin-.
[Bill Carman]

FORAMINATE

[verb]

1. to pierce; to penetrate into or run through (something), as a sharp, pointed dagger, object, or instrument does.

[adjective]

2. full of holes or foramina; perforated.

Etymology: from Late Latin forāminātus “bored, pierced”, equivalent to forāmin-.

[Bill Carman]

OVATION
[noun]
1. an enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.
2. the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
3. Roman History: the ceremonial entrance into Rome of a commander whose victories were of a lesser degree of importance than that for which a triumph was accorded.
Etymology: from Latin ovātiōn- (stem of ovātiō), “a rejoicing, shouting”, equivalent to ovāt(us), past participle of ovāre, “to rejoice”.
[Guan ZeJu]

OVATION

[noun]

1. an enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.

2. the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.

3. Roman History: the ceremonial entrance into Rome of a commander whose victories were of a lesser degree of importance than that for which a triumph was accorded.

Etymology: from Latin ovātiōn- (stem of ovātiō), “a rejoicing, shouting”, equivalent to ovāt(us), past participle of ovāre, “to rejoice”.

[Guan ZeJu]

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” — C. S. Lewis

Apr 20

NOCTE AC DIE
[noun &amp; phrase]
Latin: night &amp; day; all the time.
[Evelyn de Morgan - Earthbound]

NOCTE AC DIE

[noun & phrase]

Latin: night & day; all the time.

[Evelyn de Morgan - Earthbound]

NIXIE
[noun]
shapeshifting water spirits who usually appear in human form; a water sprite, often a foreboding one.
Variations: German - Nix, Nixie, Nyx. Norwegian - Nøkk, Nøkken (plural).
Etymology: from Middle High German nickese, Old High German nicchessa, related to Sanskrit nḗnēkti, Greek nízō (νίζω) and níptō (νίπτω), and Irish nigh&#8217; - all meaning “to wash or be washed”.
[Annie Stegg]

NIXIE

[noun]

shapeshifting water spirits who usually appear in human form; a water sprite, often a foreboding one.

Variations: German - Nix, Nixie, Nyx. Norwegian - Nøkk, Nøkken (plural).

Etymology: from Middle High German nickese, Old High German nicchessa, related to Sanskrit nḗnēkti, Greek nízō (νίζω) and níptō (νίπτω), and Irish nigh’ - all meaning “to wash or be washed”.

[Annie Stegg]

[video]

TUIL
[noun] 
a bunch of flowers; bouquet.
Etymology: Dutch.
[James R. Eads]

TUIL

[noun]

a bunch of flowers; bouquet.

Etymology: Dutch.

[James R. Eads]

SUPERLUNARY
[adjective]
1. belonging to a higher world; celestial.
2. situated above or beyond the moon.
Etymology: Latin super, “prefix for above, beyond, in addition, to an especially high degree” + lunary, from Latin lūnāris, “of the moon”, from lūna, “the moon”.
[ebineyland]

SUPERLUNARY

[adjective]

1. belonging to a higher world; celestial.

2. situated above or beyond the moon.

Etymology: Latin super, “prefix for above, beyond, in addition, to an especially high degree” + lunary, from Latin lūnāris, “of the moon”, from lūna, “the moon”.

[ebineyland]

Apr 19

PENITUS
[adjective] 
1. inner, inward.
[adverb]
2. inwardly.
3. inside.
4. thoroughly.
Etymology: Latin.
[Dilka Bear - Monster Inside]

PENITUS

[adjective]

1. inner, inward.

[adverb]

2. inwardly.

3. inside.

4. thoroughly.

Etymology: Latin.

[Dilka Bear - Monster Inside]

AUSMANÖVRIEREN
[verb]
outmanoeuvre;to secure a strategic advantage over by skillful manoeuvre; to perform movements more adroitly or successfully.
Etymology: German, aus- (prefix for from, out, of, off) + manövrieren (to manoeuvre).
[Madeline von Foerster]

AUSMANÖVRIEREN

[verb]

outmanoeuvre;to secure a strategic advantage over by skillful manoeuvre; to perform movements more adroitly or successfully.

Etymology: German, aus- (prefix for from, out, of, off) + manövrieren (to manoeuvre).

[Madeline von Foerster]

[video]

VERITAS AEQUITAS
[phrase]
Latin: “truth is justice”.
[Bryan Larsen - Justice]

VERITAS AEQUITAS

[phrase]

Latin: “truth is justice”.

[Bryan Larsen - Justice]

Apr 18

URSINE
[adjective]
of, relating to, or resembling bears.
Etymology: from Latin ursus, &#8220;a bear&#8221;.
[Patrick Seymour]

URSINE

[adjective]

of, relating to, or resembling bears.

Etymology: from Latin ursus, “a bear”.

[Patrick Seymour]

FĒI
[verb]
Chinese: 飞 - to fly; to move through the air.

FĒI

[verb]

Chinese - to fly; to move through the air.

(Source: gifovea)