Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dictionary Highlights: Day 12

aqueous humor - the limpid watery fluid that fills the space between the cornea and the crystalline lens in the eye.

I thought Spongebob Squarepants would fit this term well.

Aragon -
1. Louis, French novelist, poet, and journalist
2. a region in NE Spain: formerly a kingdom; later a province.

It may not have been a ripoff of the name of Aragorn after all

arba kanfoth - a rectangular piece of cloth with fringes at the four corners and a hole in the center for the head, worn under the clothes by Orthodox Jewish males, also called tallith katan.

Arba kanfoth means four corners

Arcadia -
1. a mountainous region of ancient Greece, traditionally known for the contented pastoral innocence of its people.
2. any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
3. a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles. 45,994.

I wonder if we'll find Rozarria in the dictionary as well

archon - a higher magistrate in ancient Athens.

For Aiur...

Arcturus - a first-magnitude star in the constellation Bo├Âtes.

And its planet, Korhal.

argal - therefore: used facetiously to indicate that the reasoning that had gone before or the conclusion that follows is specious or absurd.

No one knows what this word means. Argal, it won't work to well in mocking someone.

argentine - pertaining to or resembling silver.

So that's how Argentina got its name

1 comment:

Doug Mazanec said...

argal .. perhaps related to argyle socks, since both are a bit irrational

arcadia .. always associated it with Maine's Arcadia National Park