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Sartorial

Postby eberntson » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:28 pm

sartorial (adj.)
"pertaining to a tailor," 1823, from Modern Latin sartorius, from Late Latin sartor "tailor," literally "patcher, mender," from Latin sart-, pp. stem of sarcire "to patch, mend." Sartorius as the name of the long leg muscle is because it is used in crossing the legs to bring them into the position needed to sit like a tailor.
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Re: Sartorial

Postby gailr » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:16 pm

One of my favorite words, that!

sartorial splendor
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Re: Sartorial

Postby Philip Hudson » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:46 pm

Sometimes I marvel at my ignorance. When two words are put together, they sometimes meld into one meaning that exceeds either of the two; sort of a verbal synergism. I knew the meaning of sartorial and splendor. I guessed at the words sartorial splendor and missed the mark. Ignoring the meaning of sartorial in its solo setting, I assumed I was reading celestial splendor. Were it not for Gail, I would still be basking in my ignorance. The alliteration goes a long way toward creating the beauty of this expression.
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Re: Sartorial

Postby gailr » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:18 am

I'm getting to where I limit my sartorial splendor to my avatar's headdresses.
(Current is the Cle O'Patra model.) :wink:
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Re: Sartorial

Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:25 am

Cle O'Patra, being Irish, has a green head dress.

From the discussion of first names, is Cleo used as a man's first name anywhere except in Texas?
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