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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #175 on: May 15, 2019, 05:11:23 AM »
Thanks for keeping the curiosities going while Justric is taking a break Argyros. They're fun to check.

I want to see people constructing sentences with over 50% of the words picked from this thread ;D

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #176 on: May 15, 2019, 05:44:36 PM »
Thanks for keeping the curiosities going while Justric is taking a break Argyros. They're fun to check.

You're welcome, Sain! My pleasure.

I want to see people constructing sentences with over 50% of the words picked from this thread ;D

Doth thou foreshadow a contest?  ;)


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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #177 on: May 16, 2019, 03:38:30 AM »
You're welcome, Sain! My pleasure.

Doth thou foreshadow a contest?  ;)

A forgotten challenge ;D

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #178 on: May 20, 2019, 08:24:38 PM »
Venery





[ ven·​ery | ve-nə-rē | ven-uh-ree ]




noun

  • The art, act, practice or sport of hunting; the chase.
  • Animals that are hunted; game.



Etymology

Venery (c. 1275–1325). From Middle English venerie, borrowed from Anglo-French vénerie ("hunting") and derived from Old French vener and Latin vēnārī ("to hunt").

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #179 on: May 30, 2019, 06:54:02 PM »
Dandiprat


[ dan·​di·​prat | dandēˌprat | dan-dee-prat]



noun1

  • A small silver coin minted in 16th Century England, valued at approximately twopence.

noun2

  • A person of diminutive stature; a dwarf, pygmy, or midget.
  • A silly, finicky, contemptible or puerile person.
  • A child, especially a street urchin.



Etymology

Dandiprat (c. 1510–1520). Origin unknown.

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #180 on: May 31, 2019, 02:41:23 AM »
Dandiprat


[ dan·​di·​prat | dandēˌprat | dan-dee-prat]



noun1

  • A small silver coin minted in 16th Century England, valued at approximately twopence.

noun2

  • A person of diminutive stature; a dwarf, pygmy, or midget.
  • A silly, finicky, contemptible or puerile person.
  • A child, especially a street urchin.



Etymology

Dandiprat (c. 1510–1520). Origin unknown.

I like this. The word actually sounds sorta like what it means so it might be usable today still ;D

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #181 on: June 06, 2019, 02:37:57 PM »

Scurryfunge

Verb
  • sku-ree-fun-j
  • Hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbor and the time they knock on your door.

Old/Middle English, commonly in the late 19th century.

First documented use:

1777 - Horæ Subsecivæ (in English Dialect Dictionary);
"SCURRIFUNGE - to lash tightly; coire"

Example:

"I scurryfunge when I see my mother in law coming over."

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #182 on: June 06, 2019, 09:58:19 PM »
Purfle

[ pur·​fle | pər-fəl | pur-fuh l ]





verb (purfled, purfling)

  • To finish an object with an ornamental border.
  • To decorate a shrine or tabernacle with architectural forms in miniature.

noun (alt. purfling)

  • An ornamental border, as the inlaid border near the outer edge of the table and back of a stringed instrument.



Etymology

Purfle (c. 1275–1325). From Middle English purfilen and French porfiler ("to adorn a border"), equivalent to por- ("in favour of") + filer ("to spin"), derivative of Latin filium ("thread").

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #183 on: June 10, 2019, 07:26:22 PM »
Shrift



[ shrift | srift ]


noun

  • Absolution or remission of sins granted after confession and penance.
  • (Religion) The act of shriving; confession.



Etymology

Shrift (c. < 900 AD). Middle English shrift, derived from Old English scrift ("penance") and cognate with German or Dutch schrift ("writing").

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #184 on: June 12, 2019, 08:29:52 PM »
Maffle

Verb
  • to speak indistinctly : MUMBLE, STAMMER
  • to cause to become confused or bewildered

Middle English mafflen, probably of imitative origin

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #185 on: June 16, 2019, 01:40:54 PM »
Agelast





[ ag·​e·​last | a-jə-ˌlast]


noun

  • A person who never laughs.



Etymology

Agelast (c. 1877). Borrowed from Middle French agelaste, a derivative of Greek agélastos ("not laughing", "grave", "gloomy"),
which is a conjunction of a- ("not", "without") + gelastós, verbal adjective of gelân ("to laugh").

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #186 on: June 16, 2019, 07:04:12 PM »
Tortiloquy

Noun
  • Crooked or dishonest speech.

Sample sentence: I will not tolerate such tortiloquy in my court!

1656 -1656

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #187 on: June 20, 2019, 07:18:18 PM »
Nithing





[ nith·​ing | naɪðɪŋ ]



noun (pl. nithings)

  • A contemptible, despicable, meanly, covetous or stingy person; a miser.
  • A cowardly or craven person, especially one who breaks a code of honour.
  • (Mythology) A malicious creature.


Etymology

Nithing (c. 1731, Middle English). From Old English nīþing ("wretch", "villain", "coward", "outlaw") and Old Norse níðingr, derived from the root word níð ("defamation", "libel").

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #188 on: September 22, 2019, 04:17:02 PM »
Boulevardier





“Feeling fancy, might buy a house
made of gold later. I don’t know.”



[ bou·le·vard·i·er | bu̇-lə-ˌvär-ˈdyā | booluh-var-dyey ]



noun (pl. boulevardiers)
  • A cultivated, cultured person who frequents the most fashionable locales in cities such as Pairs, London or New York; a wealthy, fashionable socialite.
  • A person who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink; a bon vivant.
  • (Mixology) A cocktail consisting of Campari, sweet vermouth, and rye whisky or bourbon.


Etymology

Boulevardier (c. 1875–1880). From French boulevard (“promenade, avenue, rampart”) + the noun-forming suffix -ier.
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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #189 on: September 29, 2019, 06:56:02 PM »
Pavonine




[ pav·​o·​nine | ˈpavəˌnīn, -nə̇n | pav-uh-nahyn, -nin ]



adjective
  • Of, relating to, or resembling a peacock.
  • Coloured like a peacock's tail or neck; iridescent.
  • Of the colour peacock blue.


Etymology

Pavonine (c. 1650–1660). From Latin pāvōnīnus, derivative of pāvō (stem pāvōn-) ("peacock") + suffix adjective -ine (of, or pertaining to).

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Re: Forgotten Words
« Reply #190 on: October 10, 2019, 09:44:49 PM »
Cupreous




[ cu·​pre·​ous | ˈk(y)üprēəs | kyoo-pree-uh s, (koo-) ]



adjective
  • Containing or resembling copper: coppery.
  • Copper-coloured; metallic reddish-brown.


Etymology

Cupreous (c. 1660–1670). From Late Latin cupreus, equivalent to cupr(um) ("copper") + the suffix forming adjective -eus or -eous ("relating to or having the nature of").