(New Latin belemnītēs, from Greek belemnon, dart; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)) from etymolgy above - also see etymologies for parable, hyperbole, quell, and abulia for further references to gwelə-
I knew she plays the sax. Have you read 'Crazy Brave' yet?
I wonder how many people realize the etymological significance of the title.
Playing the sax is 'crazy brave' of course.
The sax is the ultimate soul instrument with its long neck and throaty sound (see nephesh)
My niece Ramona has taught me that well!
She has 'crazy brave' in her blood, too.
From Middle English ethe ("not difficult, easy"), from Old English ēaþe, īeþe ("easy, smooth, not difficult"), from Proto-Germanic *auþijaz (“easy, pleasing”), from *auþiz (“deserted, empty”), from Proto-Indo-European *aut- (“empty, lonely”). Cognate with Scots eith ("easy"), Old Saxon ōþi ("deserted, empty"), Old High German ōdi ("empty, abandoned, easy, effortless"), Middle High German öde (German öde, "blank, vacant, easy"), Old Norse auðr ("deserted, empty"), Icelandic auð ("easy"), Gothic ̸̴̰̹̿̓ (auþeis, "desolate, deserted"). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian vetëm ("alone") from vet ("his/her/their own, self"). More at easy. (Wiktionary)
"Writings on rhythmics. Part of book 2 of an Elementa Rhythmica survives. It argues that rhythm is a temporal structure imposed on, not inherent in, what is ‘rhythmized’ (to rhythmizomenon); and it defines rhythmic forms, by reference to a ‘primary duration’ (prōtos chronos), in terms of the ratio between arsis (anō chronos, up-beat) and thesis (katō chronos, down-beat). " - article by Andrew Barker
I am a new user and it took me a while to find this box where I can reply to your comment.
I do upload a lot of words but the quoted number is a mistake. I did upload a huge file with over 25000 terms but as it didn't work out well (the file uploaded but remained uneditable and undeleteable) I had to ask Erin to delete it for me. The deletion did not reflect in the count, though. I have the impression that Wordnik is a great idea but there are too many bugs and inconveniences here still. The coding team is either too small or not competent enough. E.g. Why can't I reply to your comments directly? Why did I have to search for hours for this very commetn box?
Yesterday a friend of mine invited me to attend a lecture at the public library about changes in U.S. law after the Standing Bear trial. My friend lives in Moscow now, but she's visiting for Thanksgiving, etc. At one point the lecturer mentioned Guwisguwi (by his other name). I had one of those moments where I tried to figure out how to explain to my friend how libraries and Russia and Guwisguwi related to this site, but then I decided I'd just wait to write it out here.
The word was messuage on your list 'There ought to be a law'. To fracture a famous saying by Marshall McLuhan a bit ' The medium is in the messuage." - messuage is a legal term for a dwelling and its adjacent property and buildings
I came to kairos by way of Madeleine "not Proust's involuntary memory" L'Engle. I think of it when I read (reed) about situation awareness, and I thought of it when I read (red) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
At this moment (since yesterday), a trigger for me is the word sneaked (or snuck). The first story is about sneaking out of my great aunt's house in the suburbs of Detroit early one morning for a sentimental journey downtown, the second story is about sneaking out of my best friend's aunt's house in Rio Rancho for a mapless predawn hike along a creek to catch the sunrise from warm springs near Jemez.
I often claim that I'm like a crow - it's hard for me to walk anywhere without stopping to investigate shiny objects on the sidewalk (I used to come home with rocks and coins and bits of broken glass in my pockets).
I hadn't remembered until I looked her up again. What an interesting family tree you have. It's funny - WWII and the rise of the Iron Curtain actually obscured half of mine (my mother's mother and aunts were as silent about certain things as the giant oak with the sister trunks (sisterly mythstories)).
Sorry - I didn't actually mean to delete my comment about peregrine falcons and mosaic thunderbirds and aunties and oak trees....
I'll replace it with this: I've been to the small town in central Missouri where Winston Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech. It is now the site of a church which was designed by Christopher Wren, gutted during the Blitz, and rebuilt at Westminster College as a memorial. It also has a large section of the Berlin Wall which is part of a memorial designed by Churchill's granddaughter.