Saturday, January 23, 2010

Dictionary Highlights: Day 23

Berea - a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland. 19,567.

berakhah - a blessing or benediction, usually recited according to a traditional formula.

I think ArtScroll transliterates it "bracha" but there are so many different transliterations of this word.

bertha - a collar or trimming, as of lace, worn about the shoulders by women, as over a low-necked waist or dress.

bespectacled - wearing eyeglasses.

I'll take "unnecessarily fancy words" for $200, Alex.

bestiary - a collection of moralized fables, esp. as written in the Middle Ages, about actual or mythical animals.

Beverly -
1. a city in NE Massachusetts. 37,655.
2. Also, Bev⋅er⋅ley. a female or male given name: from an Old English word meaning “dweller at the beaver meadow.”

Dweller at the beaver meadow? I can't wait to inform every Beverly I meet about this lovely fact.

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