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”.
1. to pierce; to penetrate into or run through (something), as a sharp, pointed dagger, object, or instrument does.
2. full of holes or foramina; perforated.
Etymology: from Late Latin forāminātus “bored, pierced”, equivalent to forāmin-.
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”.
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
NOCTE AC DIE
[noun & phrase]
Latin: night & day; all the time.
[Evelyn de Morgan - Earthbound]
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”.
a bunch of flowers; bouquet.
[James R. Eads]
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”.
1. inner, inward.
[Dilka Bear - Monster Inside]
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]
Latin: “truth is justice”.
[Bryan Larsen - Justice]
of, relating to, or resembling bears.
Etymology: from Latin ursus, “a bear”.
Chinese: 飞 - to fly; to move through the air.