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Wondrous Words Wednesday

January 16, 2019

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 discovered these words in FORTY AUTUMNS by Nina Willner.

1. haimish – “Klemens, lean and athletic with doleful eyes, had a gentle, haimish way about him; the quiet, introspective brother who never craved the spotlight.”

Haimish is Yiddish and means friendly or homey.


2. casern – “At the age of nineteen, she met a twenty-three-year-old conscripted NVA soldeier who was finishing his mandatory tour in the East German Army with duty at a casern near the East-West Inner German border, as an electrical technician.”

Casern means military barracks.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2019 9:25 am

    Mostly your words are always new to me…these definitely are!

  2. Jackie permalink
    January 16, 2019 9:41 am

    Haimish, now that is interesting.

  3. January 16, 2019 9:53 am

    I grew up with Yiddish and almost got the definition right! No clue on casern.

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    January 16, 2019 10:47 am

    Didn’t know either one!

  5. January 16, 2019 11:48 am

    I like haimish – both the sound and the meaning. It seems familiar to me as if I know that word as the name of a person I’m going to have to think about that.

  6. January 16, 2019 2:58 pm

    This words are new to me too 🙂

  7. January 16, 2019 3:12 pm

    I know the second 😀 But that is is the same word in my language, just with a k

  8. January 16, 2019 3:48 pm

    Didn’t know either.

  9. January 17, 2019 4:50 pm

    Kathy, your words this week are new to me as well!

  10. January 21, 2019 12:11 pm

    Both interesting and new words to me. Thanks for sharing.

  11. bookingmama permalink
    January 26, 2019 9:55 am

    Even thought I read that book, I couldn’t have told you what those words mean without context.

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