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by Modi
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Turf
Replies: 1
Views: 1820

Turf

-noun: range of jurisdiction or influence -noun: the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own -noun: surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots -noun: cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots From onelook.com O.E. turf, tyrf "slab of soil a...
by Modi
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mocha
Replies: 25
Views: 9856

Thanks for the explanation. And yes, my quote is from the Rubaiyat. Though this verse is not in Edward Fitzegerald's translation, I have an arabic translation by Ahmed As-Safi this verse was from, note that the arabic trnaslation have 351 rubaiya, while Fitzegerald's has 101. An I think there is mor...
by Modi
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mocha
Replies: 25
Views: 9856

I don't understand what you mean Bailey?
by Modi
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mocha
Replies: 25
Views: 9856

Thanks for you and Perry, that's quite the new information for me.
by Modi
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mocha
Replies: 25
Views: 9856

Perry is there a connection between Arabic and Hebrew other than the fact that both are semetic languages?
by Modi
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mocha
Replies: 25
Views: 9856

For the sake of accuracy "مخ - Mokh" from "لسان العرب - Lisan Al-Arab" ( the oldest and the collector of most of the Arabic words) mentions that this word means "marrow of the bone" basicly and means &quo...
by Modi
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: ALBEIT (again)
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

I don't think there is a problem with this use, since it follow the same structure of the original word (Awl-be-it, Awl-be-I). Although it will be most certainly weird as a start but if it was used in an academic research for an example, it would be bound to be used but scholars and others academic,...
by Modi
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mocha
Replies: 25
Views: 9856

According to my research the city's name was mentioned in Homerite inscription as (المخن Al-Mukhun or المخان Al-Mukhan) in Mosnud alphabet (Ancient South Arabian alphabet). Whether this word changed to become (الم...
by Modi
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Bask
Replies: 1
Views: 2359

Bask

From online Etymology: bask 1393, basken "to wallow (in blood)," from O.N. baðask reflex. of baða "bathe" (see bathe). Modern meaning "soak up a flood of warmth" is apparently due to Shakespeare's use of the word in reference to sunshine in "As You Like It" (1...
by Modi
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mocha
Replies: 25
Views: 9856

I wonder what was it's pronounciation in Arabic, this word must have gone some changes through time.
by Modi
Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Bulwark
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

Bulwark

From onelook.com: - noun: a fence-like structure around a deck - noun: an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes - noun: a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away - verb: defend with a bulwark Etymology from et...
by Modi
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Words Derived From Names
Replies: 23
Views: 15322

There is also Machiavellianism, after the controversial Niccolo Machiavelli.
A machiavellian man is not to be trusted completely, though we should wonder wether Machiavelli was a machivellian.
by Modi
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 5
Views: 2728

There is a LOT of stress in my life!


I hope that you don't have to "choke the living daylight out of" them.
by Modi
Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 5
Views: 2728

Ambivalence

Ambivalence: the coexistence in one person's mind of opposing feelings. from Ger. Ambivalenz, coined 1910 by Ger. psychologist Eugen Bleuler (on model of equivalence, etc.) from L. ambi- "both" + valentia "strength," from prp. of valere "be strong" (see valiant). From e...
by Modi
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Psithurism
Replies: 4
Views: 3635

susurrus which means a soft murmuring or rustling sound.
From BBC's 50 words list (Thanks to Slava for the topic)

I think this word is better to use to describe the sound of rustling leaves, since it's not as heavy as "psithurism" to pronounce.

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