metagrobolized love

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  • adj. totally perplexed and mixed up

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  • It is from Rabelais, a French author from late 15th century. It was a common reading during my school days as a young schoolboy.
    The old french verb is spelled "matagraboliser" which Rabelais, it is said, invented in his novel "Gargantua".

    Quote ....Il y a dix-huit jours que je suis a matagraboliser cette belle harangue..... Eighteen days I toil to matagrabolise this fine harangue .......Unquote

    In this instance a burlesque word meaning; To give oneself much trouble for nothing.
    This word is the combination of three greek words: mataios (inept), grapho (write), and ballo (throw); matagraboliser in latin would be "ineptas scriptiones emittere".
    I found this information in an earlier re-edition of his first novels at my local library.

    April 23, 2012