Interesting Words (moved from Games)

Iáson

Cívis Illústris
ᾤοντο γὰρ ἀνδραποδισθήσεσθαι... Xenophon.

Now that's a monster of a word... not a pleasant thing to happen to one, either.
 

Iáson

Cívis Illústris

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
ᾤοντο γὰρ ἀνδραποδισθήσεσθαι... Xenophon.

Now that's a monster of a word... not a pleasant thing to happen to one, either.
Also of some philological interest, as it (& its cognates) seems to preserve the vocalic nasal reflex 'α' as opposed to, say, ἀνδροφόντης.
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Ruben(s)esque.
 

Iáson

Cívis Illústris

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Utrumque a verbo Graeco quod est βάλλω originem ducit. Diabolus enim est is qui διαβάλλει. Parlamentum autem est quasi locus ubi homines parabolant, id est faciunt parabolas sive Latinius verba. Confer verbum Francogallicum parler, id est loqui.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
This word is interesting in that it is awkward, but since it's a single word rather than a wording it doesn't belong on the Odd and Unfortunate Wordings thread: concommotio.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Petulcus.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Hierosolymipeta, a Jerusalem-seeker, one who goes to Jerusalem.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Laetamen, manure, fertilizer, from the "fertile" sense of laetus.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Solivagus.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Murilegus = mouse-picker = cat.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
A special fee for the use of waiting lines at discotheques?

I must be missing something.
 
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