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848724585 commented on the word amomaxia
Ancient Greek Version:I think that it can be Caryoterattanacarpoκαρυότεροv , not sure but I think that it is the right comparative form (nuttier) of τό κάρυον: nut. A version more obfuscated maybe karyótatos, nut superlative.Transliteration: "karyóteron" from "káryon"ἃττανα καρποῦ: fruitcake (καρποῦ: Genitive)attana karpou
March 15, 2010
agatehinge commented on the word amomaxia
I'm developing a preference for hyperpitacarponucleic, possibly because -nucleic reminds me of nuclear which will always and forever summon up a most charming memory of our nutball ex-president.
sionnach commented on the word amomaxia
I would like a polysyllabic word with obfuscated Greek etymology for "nuttier than a fruitcake", please. hyperpitacarponucleic, or possibly hypercarpopitamanic, or, taking the less appetizing Roman road, superfructoplacentophilic
March 14, 2010
Because this word is cryptoscopophilia (+p)Ancient Greek: κρύπτω, to hidden; σκοπέω, to watch; φιλέω, to love
I would like a polysyllabic word with obfuscated Greek etymology for "nuttier than a fruitcake", please.
Prolagus commented on the word amomaxia
See also catapiptocorophilia (arousal for women wearing parachutes).
Dr. Jacob Edward Schmidt died June 4 2000. He defined the word in his book.
Look at that. Googled Cyclopedic Lexicon of Sex and it led me back to the Wordnik comments for crytoscopophilia. The world really is round.
Googled amomaxia: apparently, J. E. Schmidt (1967) is the source, from Lecher's Lexicon or Cyclopedic Lexicon of Sex.
milosrdenstvi commented on the word amomaxia
Alternatively, it could be abbreviation for "ammunition"
Latin amor, amoris: "love" and maxime: "much, as possible". I think that It is wrong, because the word would be: amorimaxia. Also It doesn't sound me like hybrid word.
If the definition below is accurate, I would extremely doubt anything but Latin 'amor' "love" for the amo- part..."maxia" prob. from some English source?
Well spotted for the amo part; but I'm not sure about μάχη, because it would be amomachia (χ → ch).
Ancient Greek Language; ἀμό or the word ἀμοῦ (adverbs) means "somewhere" and μάχη: fight, infighting, effort
No idea, but some web sources say that the name Amos means "carried" (in Hebrew); the word μίξις (mixis) is used in biology for "mating", so perhaps who invented it had in mind something like "amomixia".
mat8iou commented on the word amomaxia
Does anyone know what the etymology of this term is?
missanthropist commented on the word amomaxia
Sex in a parked car.
July 31, 2008
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