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

Posted: 2019-04-29, 8:26
by Luís
(pt) ufano proud, arrogant, smug

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

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

Posted: 2019-04-29, 12:42
by mōdgethanc
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.

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

Posted: 2019-04-29, 14:44
by vijayjohn
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

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

Posted: 2019-04-29, 14:45
by linguoboy
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.

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

Posted: 2019-05-10, 6:02
by md0
(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.

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

Posted: 2019-05-21, 14:51
by Ciarán12
(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.

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

Posted: 2019-05-23, 21:02
by linguoboy
(en) perpend bond stone (i.e. stone that extends the entire width of a wall)

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

Posted: 2019-05-24, 17:46
by linguoboy
(en) nosocomial originating in a hospital (e.g. a disease)

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

Posted: 2019-05-25, 2:59
by laoshu
(id) Penyintas : survivor

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

Posted: 2019-06-13, 16:28
by linguoboy
(en) typosquatting

Posted: 2019-06-15, 16:42
by Olinguito
velleity
(n)
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.
—John Macquarrie, Existentialism, Chapter 10

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

Posted: 2019-06-17, 15:09
by linguoboy
(en) troat cry of the deer

Posted: 2019-06-17, 16:25
by Olinguito
congeries [kɒnˈdʒɪəriːz]
(n)
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.
—Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy, Chapter 6

Posted: 2019-06-24, 11:54
by Olinguito
bothy [ˈbɒθɪ]
(n)
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.
—Tristan Gooley, How to Connect with Nature, Part III Chapter 1.

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

Posted: 2019-07-03, 14:17
by linguoboy
(en) outwith

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

Posted: 2019-07-08, 20:19
by linguoboy
(en) inquiline

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

Posted: 2019-07-11, 5:07
by vijayjohn
callus

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

Posted: 2019-07-11, 14:51
by linguoboy
kistvaen

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

Posted: 2019-07-15, 17:12
by linguoboy
binnacle

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

Posted: 2019-07-16, 14:41
by linguoboy
(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".