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Wondrous Words Wednesday

October 23, 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 a new word in one of my Word Genius emails this week.

1. metanoia – “I experienced a profound metanoia and renounced all of my sinful ways.”

Metanoia is a noun that can mean a transformational change in one’s way of life or a change resulting from repentance and spiritual awareness.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Mae Sander permalink
    October 23, 2019 7:15 am

    Interesting find in your word list — I wonder how the word is used “in the wild”?

    My wednesday is wordless this week.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. October 23, 2019 7:29 am

    This is new to me.

  3. Lloyd Russell permalink
    October 23, 2019 8:47 am

    That would be no.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:00 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. ” >

  4. October 23, 2019 12:23 pm

    I finished Michael Crummey’s The Innocents, set in 18th century rural Newfoundland. I always love exploring the Newfoundland vocabulary, some of which is defined on a Government of Canada (regional languages) web page.

    That’s where I found bare-legged tea which is tea served without any food.

    I asked a Newfoundland friend to confirm gut-foundered although I had pretty much figured out from the context that it was hungry.

  5. October 23, 2019 12:26 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    Another new to me word, although I think that at my age, many of my sinful ways might be to firmly entrenched to be renounced! 🙂

    Thanks for hosting and sharing 🙂

    Yvonne
    xx

  6. October 23, 2019 2:54 pm

    I think I need a metanoia. My current read has a lot of words I don’t know and because it is print, I’m not doing very writing them down (nor looking them up! Too much kindle-ing lately.)

  7. October 23, 2019 3:21 pm

    It kind of rang a bell but I couldn’t remember what it meant.

  8. October 23, 2019 6:11 pm

    Excellent word this week! Word Genius sounds like a genius way to improve your vocabulary!

  9. bookingmama permalink
    October 28, 2019 7:55 pm

    I could guess the meaning of the word from the sentence but I honestly would have had no idea had I just seen the word.

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