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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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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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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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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Postby Ciarán12 » 2019-05-21, 14:51

(en-gb) overtopping - going over the top, surpassing
(en-gb) overwash - The flow of water and sediment over the crest of a beach that does not directly return to the water body.

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Postby linguoboy » 2019-05-23, 21:02

(en) perpend bond stone (i.e. stone that extends the entire width of a wall)
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Postby linguoboy » 2019-05-24, 17:46

(en) nosocomial originating in a hospital (e.g. a disease)
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(id) Penyintas : survivor
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Postby linguoboy » 2019-06-13, 16:28

(en) typosquatting
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velleity
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1. the weakest level of desire or volition
2. a mere wish

The will dwells exclusively on what is ahead, but in so doing it gets converted from genuine willing (the action of the total self) to mere wish or velleity.
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Postby linguoboy » 2019-06-17, 15:09

(en) troat cry of the deer
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congeries [kɒnˈdʒɪəriːz]
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a collection of objects or ideas; mass; heap

A “thing” [according to Bishop George Berkeley] is merely a bundle of perceptions—i.e., classified and interpreted sensations … your breakfast is at first nothing but a congeries of sensations of sight and smell and touch; and then of taste; and then of internal comfort and warmth.
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bothy [ˈbɒθɪ]
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1. a cottage or hut; (esp in NE Scotland) a farmworker’s summer quarters
2. a mountain shelter

In November 2011, David Austin, a 28-year-old from Derby, walked into a remote area of the Scottish HIghlands with a plan to live rough off the land. His body was found in a bothy a few weeks later by a local worker. It wasn’t for want of air, food or water that he perished. Sadly, David lost a battle with hypothermia.
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Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-03, 14:17

(en) outwith
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Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-08, 20:19

(en) inquiline
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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-07-11, 5:07

callus

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Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-11, 14:51

kistvaen
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Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-15, 17:12

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

Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-16, 14:41

(en) ginnel, snicket

An English acquaintance once opined that every city in the UK seems to have a different word for "the narrow space between two buildings". In Chicago it is a "gangway"; in St Louis we called it the "breezeway".
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