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

Postby france-eesti » 2018-07-18, 14:12

Tocophobie !
(Tokophobia in English)
The phobia to give birth.
Comes from Greek "Tokos" => childbirth.
My colleague and I were talking about our phobias. So I discovered "Tocophobie"
Mine is "dysmorphophobie" (Body dysmorphic disorder) :whistle:
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Postby linguoboy » 2018-07-18, 15:27

france-eesti wrote:The phobia of giving birth.
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Postby ceid donn » 2018-07-22, 21:00

(eng-us) comixology -- seems to be a very new, informal use of the brand name, ComiXology, a digital distribution platform for comics and graphic novels, for pretty much any form of digital distribution of these kinds of publications.

The word was used in the category headings on my Kindle's "Since you liked..." recommendations (which are generated by Amazon) because I had previewed a French language digital version of a Corto Maltese comic. A quick google search came up with a few other cases of it being used in this generic fashion, but how far it's used as such I could not say.

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

Postby Lur » 2018-08-04, 10:39

nidífugo - Aves que abandonan el nido nada más nacer, por ejemplo patos, gansos, etc
Geurea dena lapurtzen uzteagatik, geure izaerari uko egiteagatik.

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Postby linguoboy » 2018-08-07, 14:28

(en-us) kuspuk
(en) mistle
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Postby IpseDixit » 2018-08-08, 16:41

(it)

cirripede - barnacle
kelp - kelp

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Postby linguoboy » 2018-08-23, 17:46

(en) homestay
(en) hugbox
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Olinguito » 2018-08-25, 10:48

hypocaust
(n)
an ancient Roman heating system in which hot air circulated under the floor and between double walls

After surveying the land he discovered an [sic] 1,800-year-old tile from a hypocaust, the system of central heating used by the Romans.
—Vincent Wood, “Roman villa as big as Buckingham Palace found by chance”, The Times (Sat 25 Aug 2018)
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Postby Olinguito » 2018-08-30, 18:01

bothy ballad

a folk song, especially one from the farming community of NE Scotland
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Postby SM11 » 2018-09-04, 7:19

Scatologie

I know it's not very charming but my brother taught me that one recently... In medicine and biology, "la scatologie" is the study of feces...

Je sais que c'est pas très charmant mais mon frère m'a appris celui-là récemment... En médecine ou en biologie, la scatologie désigne l'étude des excréments...
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Postby linguoboy » 2018-09-13, 15:20

kersey a kind of coarse woolen cloth made in mediaeval England
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Postby Olinguito » 2018-09-16, 12:38

dandiacal
(adj)
like a dandy

Anti-bourgeois, escapist, dandiacal, flamboyant, placing form before content and ever seeking aesthetic originality, the [Aesthetic Movement] progressively stressed pure sensation and deified the intensity of the moment.
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Postby linguoboy » 2018-09-17, 15:52

infundibuliform funnel-shaped
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby ceid donn » 2018-09-19, 0:24

Today's Jeopardy! episode has been informative :D

(en-US) woodpusher - a chess player who's not very good at the game
(en-US) glabrous - (relating to skin or plant leaves) having a smooth surface; free of hair or down

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Postby linguoboy » 2018-09-21, 17:17

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

Postby ceid donn » 2018-09-24, 2:12

(en-US) mangiloquent - using excessive, bombastic language; using boastful, overblown language

I've hear of grandiloquent before, which is fairly synonymous but seems to lack the connotation of being really contentious and obnoxious that this word seems to carry, but I don't recall seeing mangiloquent specifically before. Grandiloquent is a guy at a party who can't stop talking about how awesome he is; mangiloquent is a cocaine-addled orange reality star-turned-president rage-tweeting about witch hunts, treason and how the media is lying about him at 2 AM in the morning.

Now that I know this word exists, I have to ask, how is it we Americans are not using this word all the time these days with how things are politically in the US right now??? :lol:

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Postby IpseDixit » 2018-09-24, 12:16

It's magniloquent though.

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

Postby Luís » 2018-09-25, 19:20

(pt) macróbio someone who has lived a long life

It kinda makes sense when you look at the Greek components ("long life"), but the first time I came across this word, I expected it to refer to some kind of biological organism (because micróbio = microbe)
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2018-09-25, 20:27

Luís wrote:(pt) macróbio someone who has lived a long life

It kinda makes sense when you look at the Greek components ("long life"), but the first time I came across this word, I expected it to refer to some kind of biological organism (because micróbio = microbe)

Yeah, this could be a false friend as well because in English macrobial means "relating to macrobacteria".

(en-us) roll-off a kind of dumpster (BE skip) designed to be "rolled-off" of a flatbed truck and picked up again when full
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Postby Olinguito » 2018-09-26, 17:39

alexithymia
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an inability to recognize, understand, and describe emotions

Alexithymia is a key factor in autism, which shares several genetic causes with obesity.
—Ross Lydall, “Healthy weight, healthy mind to balance emotions”, Evening Standard (Wed 26 Sep 2018)
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