Wondrous Words #226
Wondrous Words Wednesday is the creation of Kathy at Bermuda Onion. Be sure to visit for more new-to-you words.
This first word is one I discovered while reading Jamie Ford’s Songs of Willow Frost. (See my review last Monday.)
1. Septuagint: Mother Angelini always asked the boys’ ages in relation to books from the Septuagint.
Septuagint is a Greek version of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament.
My next two words are from my Word-A-Day calendar.
2. crural: Early in the season, the team’s first-string quarterback was sidelined with a dislocated patella and anterior crural nerve damage.
Crural is an adjective related to the thigh or leg.
3. welkin: The sunset brought to mind a quote from Shakespeare’s King John: “The sun of heaven, methought, was loath to set / But stay’d and made the western welkin blush.”
Welkin refers to the “vault of the sky,” firmament, or the upper atmosphere.
Thanks to Kathy at Bermuda Onion for this always enjoyable meme.