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Word Nerd: Thanatopsis

Thanatopsis is a word that was coined by William Cullen Bryant, author of the poem Thanatopsis. When and where exactly He wrote the poem, and thus created the word thanatopsis are unclear, however it was published in 1817. Thanatopsis was created by combining the Greek term thanatos (death) with the term opsis (a view) and… Continue reading Word Nerd: Thanatopsis