trainwreck commented on the word scholia
Found this in Kant's Introduction to Critique of Judgement. So there.
February 18, 2009
trainwreck commented on the word thaumaturgic
Came across this word in J.M. Robert's Penguin History of the World. Apparently it is the adjectival form of a thaumaturge or thaumaturgy, which in turn is someone who practices magic and/or performs miracles, or that art thereof. The use I found it in was referring to the thaumaturgic aspect of Mid-8th century Frankish history, who believed themselves to have a some what thaumaturgic ethnogenesis. It has a supposed proto-indo-european origin itself.
January 5, 2009