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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 29, 2017

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’m listening to THE LAST GIRL, a memoir by Naida Murad, a Yazidi woman who was held captive by ISIS.  I wanted to know more about the Yazidis so I did a search and discovered this word on Wikipedia.

1. endogamous – “The Yazidis, or Yezidis are a Kurdish religious minority indigenous to a region of northern Mesopotamia who are strictly endogamous.”

Endogamy is the custom of marrying only within the limits of a local community, clan, or tribe.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2017 6:20 am

    Didn’t know it but the definition makes sense.

  2. November 29, 2017 9:06 am

    Well endogamy sure can take the fun out of doing a DNA analysis, I suppose!

  3. November 29, 2017 9:09 am

    I learned a new word today. Would not have guessed that one.

  4. November 29, 2017 9:45 am

    Didn’t know it. But it’s a cool word.

  5. November 29, 2017 11:46 am

    New to me 🙂

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    November 29, 2017 12:41 pm

    I was clueless!

  7. November 29, 2017 12:49 pm

    Your new word makes for interesting thoughts such as inbreeding, long term effects on the group, etc. Good one Kathy.

  8. November 29, 2017 1:12 pm

    A little restrictive don’t you think?

  9. Patty permalink
    November 29, 2017 3:47 pm

    Wow…I would still be unmarried because Den lived in Colorado and I lived in Ohio!

  10. November 29, 2017 4:51 pm

    Excellent word…I didn’t know the definition. Very interesting. THANKS.

  11. November 29, 2017 7:15 pm

    Excellent word, Kathy! New to me!

  12. November 29, 2017 10:05 pm

    Good word and interesting book!

  13. December 8, 2017 4:06 pm

    New to me. I think I have heard it before but I might be confusing it with another word!

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