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Offline JustricTopic starter

Forgotten Words
« on: November 03, 2018, 04:51:22 PM »
It's what the title says. This is a thread dedicated to words, terminology, slang, expressions, and idioms that are either obscure or that have fallen by the wayside over the years. So if you're looking for some archaic term for one of your stories or are just bored, this is a great place to look. Occasionally, related images will be included. Contributions are welcome, with the reminder to keep things PG13, please.

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REGION AND YEAR
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RELATED WORDS
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 05:23:43 PM by Justric »

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 05:13:25 PM »
Mopple

Noun
  • confusion, a state of disorder.
  • confusion caused by experiencing multiple stimuli all at once.
  • a blunder, a mistake

Verb
  • to confuse, to puzzle

English dialect, circa 1870
Also as 'moppil'
Loosely related to 'multi', 'motley', 'mottled', 'mop'


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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 06:02:03 PM »
What a glorious thread ;D Mopple needs reviving, it tastes funny to say.

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 06:38:14 PM »
What a glorious thread ;D Mopple needs reviving, it tastes funny to say.

I used it as the name of one of my characters once, a jester who was rather Machiavellian.

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 08:15:04 PM »
Possessionate

n, member of a religious order or priesthood who actually has some personal legal possessions where the normal case would have been none. 15th/16th century English.

A word with the same spelling (bar the final e) exists in Swedish and German, but it has long ago moved to a different meaning: magnate, very wealthy man, tycoon. It's quite obsolete in Swedish too, I don't think it's been used at all much in the last hundred years.

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 08:18:32 AM »
Swive

verb
  • to have sexual intercourse with, to copulate with (transitive)
  • copulate (intransitive)

Middle English swiven
Old English swīfan to revolve, wend, sweep

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 01:31:57 PM »
Apricity

noun
  • the warmth of the Sun in winter

English, circa 1620s
from Latin aprīcus or "warmed by the sun". Also "delightful."
aperīcus is from Latiun aperiō (“to open, uncover”)
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 02:06:44 PM by Justric »

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 08:31:14 AM »
Presque vu

noun
  • The sensation of forgetting or not being able to remember something, but feeling that you could remember it any minute.
  • To be on the tip of the tongue.

French, meaning "almost seen."

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 02:10:27 PM »
Presque vu

noun
  • The sensation of forgetting or not being able to remember something, but feeling that you could remember it any minute.
  • To be on the tip of the tongue.

French, meaning "almost seen."

It's funny, I'm sure I've seen this post before...

Guess it must be de - damn, what's that word? Hang on, I'm sure I'll remember it in a minute.

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 09:55:16 PM »
It's funny, I'm sure I've seen this post before...

Guess it must be de - damn, what's that word? Hang on, I'm sure I'll remember it in a minute.

*chuckling*

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 10:10:27 PM »
Caducity

noun
  • senility
  • the quality of being transitory or perishable
  • the loss of mental or cognative facilities

English, circa 1720s
From the French caduc (transitory)
from the Latin caducus (tending to fall)
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Offline AnaisdeLuxxx

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 04:29:21 AM »
What a lovely thread! Now I really want to use "apricity" somewhere, and "caducity" is hands down just a better word then senility. Keep 'em coming!

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 05:56:22 AM »
What a lovely thread! Now I really want to use "apricity" somewhere, and "caducity" is hands down just a better word then senility. Keep 'em coming!

Glad to oblige!!

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 06:03:33 AM »
Snowbroth

noun
  • freshly melted snow

English, circa 1590s
"snow soup"


(A great word to go with "aprcity"!)

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 06:33:56 AM »
Snowbroth

noun
  • freshly melted snow

English, circa 1590s
"snow soup"


(A great word to go with "aprcity"!)

YES! I need this! Didn't realise English language had variety of words for snow too.

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 11:43:19 PM »
Desiderium

noun
  • an ardent desire or longing
  • a sense of loss or grief for something lost
  • a powerful desire or yearning, esp for something once had

English, circa 1790
from the Latin desiderare (to long for)
related to desire
related to desideratum (something desired as essential, plural desiderata)

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2018, 08:56:54 AM »
Sweven

noun
  • a dream
  • a vision

Middle English
from Old English swefn (“sleep, dream, vision")
from Proto-Germanic swifnaz (“sleep")
from Proto-Indo-European swep- (“to sleep")...
from Sanskrit svápna ("sleep")

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2018, 06:10:05 AM »
Merry-begot

adjective
  • illegitmate
  • born out of wedlock
noun
  • an illegitmate child
  • kinder version of "bastard"
  • a child conceived during harvest festivals or other holidays

English, mid-19th Century
In Newfoundland, also "moss child" or "moonlight child"

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2018, 07:50:05 AM »
Merry-begot! Could use it to explain a character's background and cut one or two sentences with that single wonderfully nuanced word. Keep on sharing. These are great ;D

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2018, 08:17:36 PM »
Thanks, Sain! 

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2018, 08:38:52 PM »
Pornocracy

noun
  • a government run by prostitues
  • the dominating influence of courtesans
  • a government controlled by corrupt officials

Germany, 19th Century
Reference to the corrupt papacy of the 10th Century, also callled saeculum obscurum (Latin: "The Dark Age")
from Greek πόρνη "female prostitute" + -κρατία "-cracy" a suffix indicating government or rule
related to hetaerocracy ("government of mistresses/paramours/courtesans")

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2018, 03:57:18 AM »
BASEBORN

adjective
  • mean or ignoble in character or spirit
  • of illegitimate birth
  • of humble birth
  • of low birth or social standing

Likely various regions/countries, 16th century (first known use of the word: 1553)
Lower-class, lowly, mean, plebeian, proletarian, vulgar, common, humble, bastard;

Offline JustricTopic starter

Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2018, 06:28:02 AM »
Woofits

noun
  • The unpleasant aftereffects of overindulgence, especially drinking
  • A hangover
  • An unwell feeling
  • Depression

English, date uncertain
from woefits (woe + fit)
related to woebegone (adj. -Feeling, showing, or expressing deep sorrow, grief, or wretchedness)


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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2018, 08:29:10 AM »
ANODYNE

noun
  • a medicine that relieves or allays pain
  • anything that relieves distress or pain

English, Mid-16th century, from the Greek anōdynos (ἀνώδυνος), from an- (αν-, "without") and odynē (ὀδύνη, "pain").
The term is rather archaic but is useful for that reason. Nowadays similar medicines would be called analgesics or painkillers.

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2018, 04:34:40 AM »
ANODYNE

noun
  • a medicine that relieves or allays pain
  • anything that relieves distress or pain

English, Mid-16th century, from the Greek anōdynos (ἀνώδυνος), from an- (αν-, "without") and odynē (ὀδύνη, "pain").
The term is rather archaic but is useful for that reason. Nowadays similar medicines would be called analgesics or painkillers.

An excellent addition, stormwyrm! And just the perfect image to go with it, too! Thanks!!