Ensorcell 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. The ensorcellment of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ensorcell
Sepulchre is a burial vault, tomb, or grave. Sepulchre derives from the Latin root sepelire (to bury) and came to use in Middle English through Anglo-French means. Sepulchre was first used around the beginning of the 13th century. Sepulchre is a rather rare word since the terms burial, grave, and tomb are far more often… Continue reading Word Nerd: Sepulchre
Plenilune is a full moon or the time of the full moon. Plenilune is a Middle English word that derives from the Latin plenilunium, which derives from plenus (full) and lunium / luna (moon). Plenilune is a word with a fairly straight forward definition - a full moon. Plenilune is such a poetic word ~… Continue reading Word Nerd: Plenilune
A punnet is a small container or basket for fruits or vegetables. Punnet is of uncertain origin but is thought to be a diminutive of pun (British dialect word for pound). Punnet is used mostly in Commonwealth countries (though not Canada) and it's first recorded usage is around 1815 to 1825. Punnets are usually small… Continue reading Word Nerd: Punnet
Dactylonomy means the use of one's fingers to express numbers. Dactylonomy derives from the Latin dactylo-(finger, toe) - from the Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (finger)- and from the English -nomy (rules, laws, knowledge) - from the Ancient Greek νόμος (law, custom). Dactylonomy is the official word for counting on one's fingers - something I do all… Continue reading Word Nerd: Dactylonomy
"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."~ Albert Einstein This World needs change. It needs it desperately, and immediately is not too soon for it to begin, in fact, immediately is almost too late. The past few weeks alone have shone… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 336 – The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.