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Wondrous Words Wednesday

September 4, 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!

This week’s word is from 1,001 FACTS ABOUT ANCIENT EGYPT by Nancy Honovich.

1. natron – “To purify himself for the gods, a priest shaved his head and body and chewed balls of salt called natron to clean his mouth.”

I looked this up to see what makes natron different from ordinary salt and discovered natron is a naturally occurring mixture of sodium carbonate decahydrate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, and sodium sulfate.  You can read more about it here.  

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2019 8:35 am

    Interesting.

  2. Lloyd Russell permalink
    September 4, 2019 8:57 am

    Uh, nope.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 12:01 AM Bermudaonion’s Weblog wrote:

    > BermudaOnion posted: ” 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. ” >

  3. September 4, 2019 11:06 am

    Interesting word…thanks for sharing.

  4. September 4, 2019 4:05 pm

    This is an interesting, new-to-me word. Kathy, my son just got married, so I’ve had to take a break from book blogging and reading for the past week.

  5. Mae Sander permalink
    September 4, 2019 8:01 pm

    Thank you for the very interesting link to the site about the ancient world. I think I had heard of natron used in ancient glass making (the glass pavilion at the Toledo museum is a great source of info about the history of glass). Chewing on it is new to me.

    best…. mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  6. bookingmama permalink
    September 16, 2019 5:54 pm

    I know I’ve never heard of natron. Thanks for sharing!

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