Words of the Day

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Prinnctopher's Belt, Jul 10, 2010.

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  1. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    I sawr this word today, I was like whoa. Let's post new words we find somewhere. I'm first... copy and paste


    tri·um·vi·rate :sheep2:
       /traɪˈʌmvərɪt, -vəˌreɪt/ Show Spelled[trahy-UHM-ver-it, -vuh-reyt]
    –noun
    1.
    Roman History . the office or magistracy of a triumvir.
    2.
    a government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly.
    3.
    a coalition of three magistrates or rulers for joint administration.
    4.
    any association of three in office or authority.
    5.
    any group or set of three.

    Origin:
    1575–85; < L triumvirātus. See triumvir, -ate


    We selected a triumvirate of experts to lead the team.
     
  2. Things

    Things Well-Known Member

    My new favorite word:

    Anglewitch: fishing bait, especially worms.

    It's a dead word now though.
     
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