Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
My first word came from a Wikipedia article about Harriet Tubman.
1. manumit – “By 1840, Tubman’s father, Ben, was manumitted from slavery at the age of 45, as stipulated in a former owner’s will, though his actual age was closer to 55.”
Manumit means to release from slavery; set free.
My second word came from The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene.
2. ex nihilo – “Despite later confusion, they did not invent them ex nihilo.”
Ex nihilo is a Latin phrase that means out of nothing.
What words do you want to celebrate today?