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Wondrous Words Wednesday

August 24, 2016

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!

I found one word in 9 ½ Narrow by Patricia Morrisroe.

1. mohel – “A nearsighted mohel?”

A mohel is a person who performs the Jewish rite of circumcision.


This word came from Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon.

2. thurible – “Somewhere in there, he had conducted a house blessing and a clinic blessing, replete with thurible.”

A thurible is a metal censer suspended from chains, in which incense is burned during worship services.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2016 4:33 am

    I knew one for once 😀 The first one

  2. August 24, 2016 6:11 am

    No to both.

  3. John Warner permalink
    August 24, 2016 6:45 am

    BTW, the thurible is carried and congregation is incensed by the thurifer.

  4. August 24, 2016 9:24 am

    50%, thanks to being Jewish!

  5. August 24, 2016 9:45 am

    I knew the first but not the second.

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    August 24, 2016 10:17 am

    Clueless again!

  7. August 24, 2016 10:39 am

    Ha! No one would want a nearsighted mohel LOL

  8. August 24, 2016 12:08 pm

    Interesting that both words have religious context! And dying at Jill’s comment above. Heh!

  9. August 24, 2016 2:58 pm

    Okay, I had to laugh at “thurible” because it’s a word I’ve never seen before, and I stumbled across it twice in books this week, and now in your post! What are the chances???

  10. August 24, 2016 3:08 pm

    0% for me!

  11. August 24, 2016 5:14 pm

    I hope the mohel has a pair of glasses! Excellent, new to me words this week!

  12. bookingmama permalink
    August 25, 2016 7:17 pm

    You went all religious this week. I knew mohel but not the other one.

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