Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.
I found a couple of new words while looking up a new food. First I found this:
1. carpaccio: Though the menu is large, stick with the steaks and the beef carpaccio at this sleek, airy restaurant.
Carpaccio (Italians pronounce it kar-patt-o) is an Italian dish made of thinly sliced raw meats or fish served with a sauce.
And then, I was searching through the internet for some pictures and recipes for carpaccio. I came across some reviews for restaurants that serve this dish. I found a word in one of the reviews that seemed familiar but the definition was unknown to me.
2. eponymous: Their eponymous dish, carpaccio, is simply unsurpassed.
It seems that an eponymous dish is one that is named after a particular person. Carpaccio was named “after Vitorre Carpaccio, the Venetian painter known for the characteristic red and white tones of his work.” (from Wikipedia)
That’s it for me this week. I hope you found some words worth celebrating. Feel free to join Wondrous Words Wednesday. Be sure to visit Kathy for the details.