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Wondrous Words Wednesday

February 7, 2018

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’ve just started GET WELL SOON by Jennifer Wright and, so far, it’s been a great source for new to me words.

1. casque – “Few are provided with a coat of mail and scarcely here and there one with a casque or helmet.”

People who read more historical fiction than I do probably know that casque means helmet.


2. exanthem – “‘Black excrement was a symptom of those who had the disease, whether they survived or perished of it . . . if the stool was not black, the exanthem always appeared.'”

An exanthem is a widespread rash usually occurring in children.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2018 8:52 am

    Both are new to me! Thanks!

  2. February 7, 2018 11:32 am

    Pretty exotic words you have there! My Wordy Wednesday post is about insulting words —

    best… mae

  3. February 7, 2018 12:23 pm

    Isn’t it a fun book?

  4. February 7, 2018 12:30 pm

    I love books that gift me with lots of new words.

  5. February 7, 2018 1:52 pm

    Not heard of these

  6. February 7, 2018 2:07 pm

    I’ve heard of Casque before, it’s french.

  7. February 7, 2018 2:12 pm

    Interesting words. I read plenty of HF but rarely in the era that a casque would be worn.

  8. February 7, 2018 2:22 pm

    Both new to me!!

  9. Patty permalink
    February 7, 2018 3:07 pm

    Well…definitely not pretty words but really interesting!

  10. February 7, 2018 3:18 pm

    Both new to me!

  11. February 8, 2018 2:28 pm

    I know “casque” because it’s the French word for helmet we use here in Quebec, but I did not know and would not have guessed the second word.

  12. February 10, 2018 3:08 pm

    Both are new to me, but I think exanthem is extra interesting.

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