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Play our free word games – INTERACTIVE HANGMAN Have you ever noticed the connection between words like suicide, homicide, genocide, pesticide and fungicide? They all end in –cide, of course, but their meanings are linked too. They all concern death, destruction, extermination and deliberate killing. The –cide ending originates from the Latin word caedere meaning to kill. The five examples above are not the only –cide words, however. The words below are divided into the following eight categories: Killing One's Relatives, Murdering Other People, Killing Animals, Killing Insects, Medicine (Killing Diseases), Killing Plants, Miscellaneous Killing, and Extreme Killing. Killing One's Relations Here are 13 words for killing members of one's family. Killing Other People – Murder Killing Animals – Slaughter.
List of animal names. Many animals, particularly domesticated, have been given specific names for males, females, young, and groups.
The best known source of many of the bizarre words used for collective groupings of animals is The Book of Saint Albans, an essay on hunting published in 1486 and attributed to Dame Juliana Berners. Most terms used here may be found in common dictionaries and general information web sites. Generic terms Terms by species or taxon See also Notes Animal Adjectives. 11 Little-Known Words for Specific Family Members. The words we use for family members in English are specific about some things, and vague about others.
Our vocabulary marks a distinction between our mother and her sisters (some languages use one word for mother and maternal aunts), but doesn't say whether siblings are older or younger (some languages have different words for brother and sister depending on their age relative to you). We lack words that pick out particular family members (we have "cousin," but what about child-of-my-father's-brother?) As well as certain general terms (we have "siblings" for brothers-and-sisters, but what about nieces-and-nephews?) If you look hard enough, you can find some words to help fill in the gaps. Here are 11 unusual English kinship words for family members. 1. Child of your paternal uncle. 2. Your mother's brother. So2000 lederer. 19 amazing English words we've totally forgotten about. 1.
Twirlblast A tornado, according to people in the 1700s. Why we switched to tornado, I’ll never understand. 2. Chork The act of making the sound your shoes make when you’re walking in them and they’re full of water. Origins Of Popular Jewish Surnames. Correction, Jan. 29, 2014: Some of the sources used in the reporting of this piece were unreliable and resulted in a number of untruths and inaccuracies.
The original post remains below, but a follow-up post outlining the errors, as well as further explanation, can be found here. Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names. Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the 17th century, but the overwhelming majority of Jews lived in Eastern Europe and did not take last names until compelled to do so. The process began in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1787 and ended in Czarist Russia in 1844.
Glossary of traditional and archaic words, by Kim Farnell. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. 7 Beautiful Words With No Direct English Translation. You know that feeling you get when surrounded by close friends or family -- perhaps gathered around a fireplace after a meal, or chatting on the couch in your pajamas on a Sunday morning?
There truly is no word to describe it. Or at least not in English. The Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources. Historical Thesaurus. 12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet. You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you all of the alphabet? There are quite a few letters we tossed aside as our language grew, and you probably never even knew they existed. 1. Thorn Have you ever seen a place that calls itself “ye olde whatever”? Thorn, which was pronounced exactly like the "th" in its name, is actually still around today in Icelandic. 2.
Another holdover from the Futhark runic alphabet, wynn was adapted to the Latin alphabet because it didn’t have a letter that quite fit the “w” sound that was common in English. Over time, though, the idea of sticking two u’s together actually became quite popular, enough so that they literally became stuck together and became the letter W (which, you’ll notice, is actually two V’s). Free English to Greek Dictionary - Greek Dictionary.
The Color Thesaurus. Color Words. Colour Terms This list contains 168 definitions of obscure colour terms using combinations of 'normal' colours of the rainbow and descriptive adjectives; e.g. cardinal = deep scarlet red; russet = reddish brown.
Note that most English speakers outside the U.S. spell colour with the added British 'u' rather than the American version color. Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable. Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names.
The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth. Show Full Text. List of unusual words beginning with L.