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Word Nerd: Ensorcell

ensorcell definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyEnsorcell means to bewitch, enchant, or charm. Ensorcell derives from the Middle French ensorceler, which is an alteration of Old French ensorcerer  from en- (in, into, on) and sorcier (sorcerer). Ensorcell was first used around 1535–45.

Ensorcell is such a delightful word and it has several off-shoots including ensorcelled, ensorcelling, and ensorcellment.

ensorcelling eyes digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsyThe ensorcellment of those eyes/ your soul is grabbed and mystified./ Bewitched you follow where they lead/ a stranger to all but what they heed./ Enchanted, haunted, mesmerized, ensnared/  prisoner to the spell, of everything else unaware./ There was no warning, no chance to hide/ you were taken in completely mystified…Ella Patrice

Ensorcell is another enchanting and seductive word that fits this spooky season ideally. Of course, ensorcell is one of those words that truly has no specific time or season, since it is timeless in it’s usage. Do you like the word ensorcell and does it have you under it’s spell?

Namaste ~ Ella

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