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February 9th, 2007

florilegium : challenge yourself @ 10:33 pm

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This Week's Word: florilegium
AWAD archive date: Thu Feb 10 00:04:27 EST 2000


florilegium

It's that time of the week again! Challenge yourself to see if you can remember the definition of this week's word.

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 7th, 2007

florilegium : quote of the week #1 @ 12:00 pm

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This Week's Word: florilegium
AWAD archive date: Thu Feb 10 00:04:27 EST 2000


florilegium

"One of the most telltale of these is the ever-growing popularity of the digest, the epitome, the florilegium, the anthology."
Green, Peter, The Oxford Book of Classical Verse in Translation (book reviews), The New Republic, 19 Feb 1996.

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 6th, 2007

florilegium : etymology @ 12:00 pm

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This Week's Word: florilegium
AWAD archive date: Thu Feb 10 00:04:27 EST 2000


florilegium

[Neo-Latin florilegium, equivalent to Latin flori- + leg(ere) to gather + -ium, on the model of spicilegium gleaning; a calque of Greek anthologia,
anthology]

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 5th, 2007

florilegium : definition @ 10:32 pm

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This Week's Word: florilegium
AWAD archive date: Thu Feb 10 00:04:27 EST 2000


florilegium (flor-uh-LEE-jee-uhm, FLOR-) noun, plural florilegia

A collection of literary pieces; anthology.

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 2nd, 2007

orthography : challenge yourself @ 12:24 pm

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This Week's Word: orthography
AWAD archive date: Wed Feb 9 00:04:37 EST 2000


orthography

Time of the week again! Challenge yourself to remember or use this word.

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 1st, 2007

orthography : quote of the week #2 @ 12:00 pm

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This Week's Word: orthography
AWAD archive date: Wed Feb 9 00:04:37 EST 2000

orthography
"Pierrat turned the handle of the screw-jack, the boot was contracted,and the unhappy girl uttered one of those horrible cries which have no orthography in any human language."
The current theme: words about words.
 

January 31st, 2007

orthography : quote of the week #1 @ 12:00 pm

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This Week's Word: orthography
AWAD archive date: Wed Feb 9 00:04:37 EST 2000

orthography

"But Echo doesn't know what to do with the remaining six decades of her life. She's crushed to learn that her obsession has no future. There is no adult division of orthography, no Super Bowl of spellers."
Steve Parks, To Bee or Not to Bee, Newsday, 2 Jun 1993.
The current theme: words about words.
 

January 30th, 2007

orthography : etymology @ 12:00 pm

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This Week's Word: orthography
AWAD archive date: Wed Feb 9 00:04:37 EST 2000

orthography
[Late Middle English ortografye, Latin orthographia correct writing,orthogonal projection, Greek orthographia.]
The current theme: words about words.
 

January 29th, 2007

orthography : definition @ 12:00 pm

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This Week's Word: orthography
AWAD archive date: Wed Feb 9 00:04:37 EST 2000

orthography (or-THOG-ruh-fee) noun
  1. The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.
  2. The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words.
  3. A method of representing the sounds of language or a language by letters and diacritics; spelling

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omnibus : challenge yourself @ 12:20 am

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This Week's Word: omnibus
AWAD archive date:Tue Feb 8 00:04:32 EST 2000

omnibus
It's that time of the week again! Challenge yourself: can you remember the definition for this week's word?
The current theme: words about words.
 

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