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Words from the root "Plenus"

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Words from the root "Plenus"

Postby vaibhavd85 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:26 am

Plenary (Adj): complete, full.
This word is derived form the Latin root “plenus” which means “full”.

Contextual example:
After receiving plenary power to rule the country, predictably the dictator started to use it in his favor.

Antonyms: partial

Replenish (V): fill up again.
This word can be split as “re” which means “again” and “plenir” which is derived form the root “plenus”. “plenir” means “to fill”.

Contextual example:
To avoid stoppage in the manufacturing line we should replenish our stock of Mild steel plates.

Before leaving his camp he replenished his waterbottle, because the trek was going to be very long and potable water was scarce in that area.

Deplete (V): reduce, exhaust.
This word can be split as “de” (to do opposite of) + “plere” (full). Thus the meaning of the word develops as: to empty out, as inverse of filling is emptying.

Contextual example (reduce):
Because of the two accidental deaths, his near and dear ones were depleted to a few.

Contextual example (exhaust):
At the current high rate of consumption it is projected that petrol will be depleted in 85 years.

Antonyms: augment, increase

Plentitude (N): abundance, completeness.
This word comes from Latin root “plenitudo”, which in turn is derived from the root “plenus”.

Contextual example:
It was because of the plentitude of wealth and wisdom that India was invaded many times.

A quite rare word that I found related to the root “plenus”

Plenarium (N): A book or a manuscript containing a complete set of sacred writings

e.g. Gospels, Epistles. Some more familiar pleanirium’s: Vedas, Bhagwad geeta.

Contextual example:
For obtaining his degree in arts he had to study a complete plenarium.

Plenum (N): A space filled with matter at pressure greater than atmospheric pressure.

Contextual example:
The hovercraft was not able to achieve lift as the plenum chamber had many leaks. (A problem that we faced during our final year project)

To make your job of remembering the root “plenus” a tad easy, let me provide you with some easy to remember anchor words.

1) Plenty
2) Complete

Cognates, discussion, feedback are always welcome.

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Re: Words from the root "Plenus"

Postby sluggo » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:21 am

vaibhavd85 wrote:
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OK now this line is scary- reminds me of income tax :evil: forms ...

That aside, I get a form of this word a lot in my line of work and don't quite get the derivation- a convention will commonly schedule a plenary session, whose distinction from a general session is never clear.
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Postby gailr » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:29 pm

The Chair recognizes sluggo.

Plenary session is a term often used in conferences to define the part of the conference when all members of all parties are in attendance. Under no circumstances should this be considered more pompous than a general session. If I recall my Robert's Rules of Order correctly, decisions are made by a quarrel.

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Postby sluggo » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:43 pm

gailr wrote:The Chair recognizes sluggo.

Plenary session is a term often used in conferences to define the part of the conference when all members of all parties are in attendance. Under no circumstances should this be considered more pompous than a general session. If I recall my Robert's Rules of Order correctly, decisions are made by a quarrel.

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Yeah I know this from direct experience but I'm just not clear on how it came to be called such. It seems quite a stretch.
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Postby gailr » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:27 pm

sluggo, the chair was joking...

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Postby sluggo » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:24 am

gailr wrote:sluggo, the chair was joking...

-gailr :wink:


Aye, I have a chair like that so I shan't quarrel.
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Postby Stargzer » Sat May 05, 2007 12:03 am

gailr wrote:The Chair recognizes sluggo.


If he really looks anything like his avatar it would be hard not to recognize him. It reminds me of Bender from Futurama, without the cigar and the alcohol.

gailr wrote: ... If I recall my Robert's Rules of Order correctly, decisions are made by a quarrel.

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No, no, no! A quarrel is the verb naming the action often performed by a quorum. For a famous Capital quarrel from 1856, albeit between a Congressman and a Senator, see the Sumner-Brooks Affair at Wikipedia.
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Postby gailr » Mon May 07, 2007 5:49 am

After reading about the Old Senate Chamber in your link, gzer, I feel compelled to repeat part of the Chair's previous recognition of the honourable gentleman sluggo: "Under no circumstances should this be considered more pompous than a general session."

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Postby Stargzer » Mon May 07, 2007 1:05 pm

Ah, what a Memorial Headress Gail sports this time!

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Postby Perry » Mon May 07, 2007 1:36 pm

I thought that she might have collided with Wonder Woman.
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Postby gailr » Mon May 07, 2007 7:36 pm

Perry wrote:I thought that she might have collided with Wonder Woman.

That floozy? Puh-leeze. :D
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Postby Stargzer » Tue May 08, 2007 6:10 pm

gailr wrote:
Perry wrote:I thought that she might have collided with Wonder Woman.

That floozy? Puh-leeze. :D


I believe she is now a devout Christian and a Reformed Floozey. Or at least the actress is.
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