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Wondrous Words Wednesday

February 13, 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 found a few more new words in THE WORLD WE FOUND by Thrity Umrigar:

1. mammala – “I need to explain my family mammala to you, someone I haven’t seen in, what? Over twenty-five years?”

I couldn’t find a definition for this word but, from the context, I assume mammala means interactions or dynamics.  Does anyone know the meaning of this word?


2. sadra – “Is that a sadra I see, Adish?”

A sadra is a sacred undergarment worn by those of the Parsi faith.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2019 7:13 am

    Your book is full of mysterious words! My book this week wasn’t so exotic, but I did find one new one. See

    best… mae

  2. February 13, 2019 7:30 am

    No idea on mammala.

  3. February 13, 2019 9:48 am

    I thought “mammala” might be a colloquial Yiddish word for mom. I’m right, but I was wrong. No clue on “sadra.”

  4. February 13, 2019 9:56 am

    No idea about mammala, didn’t know sadra either.

  5. February 13, 2019 11:44 am

    Your guess on mammala sounds good to me. I’m wondering about sadra: I had no idea undergarments could be sacred!

  6. February 13, 2019 2:00 pm

    Both are quite unusual!

  7. February 13, 2019 6:11 pm

    Both new to me! This book is a good vocabulary builder. 🙂

  8. February 14, 2019 2:52 pm

    I only found that mammala means Kannada. But that seems odd

  9. February 24, 2019 9:13 am

    I’m sure I will find a lot of new words in any book by Umrigar!

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