Wondrous Words #390

WWWEvery 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 only have one new word this week. I found this word in the New York Times Book Review. It was in an essay written by Margaret Atwood about her book The Handmaid’s Tale.

parturition: “ . . . the Handmaids wear red, from the blood of parturition, but also from Mary Magdalene.”

Parturition (pärCHo͝oˈriSH(ə)n) is a noun which means the action of giving birth to young; childbirth.


That’s all for me this week. Don’t forget to visit Kathy for more Wondrous Words Wednesday.

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4 Responses to Wondrous Words #390

  1. I need to read that essay. That word is new to me! Thanks for playing along!

  2. Vicki says:

    Another new to me word!

  3. Julia Tomiak says:

    I guessed this one! The Handmaid’s Tale is on my “to read” list – I recently gave it to my daughter, she found it quite disturbing, and recommended I read it. I should probably look up Atwood’s essay on her book to “inform” my reading experience. Thanks Margot!

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