a method of divination by means of water, including the colour, ebb and flow, or ripples produced by pebbles dropped in a pool.
Etymology: from Greek hydro-, meaning “water,” and manteia, meaning “divination”.
[Tomasz Alen Kopera]
HECATE [aka HEKATE]
Ancient Greek Ἑκάτη: an ancient goddess, most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She is variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, fire, light, the Moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy, and sorcery. She has rulership over earth, sea and sky, as well as a more universal role as Saviour (Soteira), Mother of Angels and the Cosmic World Soul. She was one of the main deities worshiped in Athenian households as a protective goddess and one who bestowed prosperity and daily blessings on the family.
Possible etymologies: 1) from the Greek word for ‘will’. 2) from Greek Ἑκάτη [Hekátē], feminine equivalent of Ἑκατός Hekatos, obscure epithet of Apollo. This has been translated as “she that operates from afar”, “she that removes or drives off”, “the far reaching one” or “the far-darter”. 3) from the Egyptian goddess of childbirth, Heqet, howeverevidence for this is lacking.
1. Medicine / Pharmacology: to dry (drugs, ores, etc.) by subjection to intense heat; roast.
2. to scorch or parch.
Etymology: from French torréfier, from Latin torrefacere, from torrēre - to parch + facere - to make.
a female sexual partner.
(Source: aurielleomega, via ilovereadingandwriting)
1. branch of a family; pedigree.
2. a line of descendants of common ancestry; stock.
3. a person from whom a family is descended.
Etymology: Latin, stem, lineage.
1. carrying poison.
2. bearing or transmitting poison and especially a natural venom.
Etymology: from Anglo-Norman, from Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimem, from Latin venenum.
Chinese: 仙女 - fairy.
1. broken bits and pieces of anything, as that which is demolished.
2. any solid substance, as ice, in irregularly broken pieces.
3. rough fragments of broken stone, formed by geological processes, in quarrying, etc., and sometimes used in masonry.
4. masonry built of rough fragments of broken stone.
Etymology: Middle English rubel, robil.
Learn a new language and get a new soul. — Czech Proverb
1. conscience as guide to action; intuitive moral knowledge.
2. conscience viewed as the internal repository of the laws of duty.
3. Medical: prophylaxis; prevention of or protective treatment for disease.
1. contentedly confident of one’s ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent; self-satisfied.
2. trim; spruce; smooth; sleek.
Etymology: perhaps < Middle Dutch smuc - neat, pretty, nice.