The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Luís » 2019-04-29, 8:26

(pt) ufano proud, arrogant, smug

Found it in a 16th century text, I doubt it's used much these days
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2019-04-29, 12:42

lychnomancy "A branch of pyromancy (divination by fire), concerned with interpreting the flames of three candles arranged in a triangle." From λύχνος luchnos, (portable) lamp.

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-04-29, 14:44

Luís wrote:(pt) ufano proud, arrogant, smug

Found it in a 16th century text, I doubt it's used much these days

I sort of recognize that word because it's in the Catalan national anthem. :P

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2019-04-29, 14:45

Luís wrote:(pt) ufano proud, arrogant, smug

Found it in a 16th century text, I doubt it's used much these days

Ufanós is still very current in Catalan, however.

I love finding words of Gothic origin in modern Iberian languages.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby md0 » 2019-05-10, 6:02

(el) (Greece) καρδουλώνω (v. trans., regular) to heart / to heart react

It took me a good ten minutes to understand what it means from context.
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