Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky! I didn’t find any new words in my reading, so I’ve had to go back to my Word-a-Day calendar this week.
1. hypaethral – “In Egypt, we visited the hypaethral temple of Philae, which was dismantled and relocated after the construction of a dam caused its original site to be submersed.”
Hypaethral means having a roofless central space.
2. infra dig – “In this day and age, it is not infra dig for a father to stay at home in order to take care of the children while the mother pursues a professional career.”
Infra dig is a shortened version of the Latin phrase infra dignitatem and is used in casual context. It means being beneath one’s dignity: undignified.
3. fulgent– “Lilac and wistaria and redbud, even the shabby heaven-trees, had never been finer, fulgent, with a burning scent. . .” –William Faulkner, Sanctuary
Fulgent means dazzlingly bright: brilliant.
Have you come across any new words lately?