Dóchas field of hope via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Dóchas

Dóchas is an Irish word that means hope, especially hope for the future. Dóchas is pronounced doe-hass and it conjures up a sense of trust, optimism, faith and confidence. Because of this, dóchas is frequently used in the titles of various Irish organizations and institutions. Dóchas is an ideal word for me to pick as… Continue reading Word Nerd: Dóchas

jollification party time confitti via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Jollification

Jollification is any joyous diversion or festivity. Jollification is a combination of jolly and -fication which is a word-forming element meaning "a making or causing"and it appears to have been first used in or around 1809-1810. It's said that jollification's shortened form of jolly led to phrase "get one's jollies", which is apt and hilarious.… Continue reading Word Nerd: Jollification

the sempiternal nature of a darkening twilight sky via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Sempiternal

Sempiternal means of never-ending duration or eternal, everlasting and unchanging. Sempiternal derives from the Latin semper (always) and from the the Latin sempiternus (everlasting). While eternal and sempiternal are often used the same way, philosophically they differ since eternal is used to describe something that is infinite outside the bounds of time while sempiternal is… Continue reading Word Nerd: Sempiternal

existing in my paracosm a world of my own making via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Paracosm

Word Nerd is a bit late this week due to a few technical and migraine related issues ~ Thank You so much for your patience! Paracosm is a detailed imaginary world that is created in one's mind. Paracosm derives from the Ancient Greek terms παρά (para (beside, alongside)) and κόσμος ((k)cosmos (world, universe)). A paracosm is often… Continue reading Word Nerd: Paracosm

maitri is authentic and pure love image via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Maitri

Maitri means self loving kindness that radiates out to others. Maitri is a Sanskrit word and the Pali version or equivalent is Metta. For a Buddhist maitri is love in it's most authentic and pure form. Maitri is the first of the four sublime states or virtues which are Loving-kindness (maitri or metta), Compassion (karuna),… Continue reading Word Nerd: Maitri

gluggaveour rainy day window weather gif via lawhimsy
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Word Nerd: Gluggaveour

Gluggaveour means window-weather. Gluggaveour is Icelandic in origin and it describes the kind of weather that appears so picturesque through a window, yet is not so enjoyable when one is out in it. There is no real English equivalent to gluggaveour, or at least not one that appears so poetic and succinct. I'm unsure of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Gluggaveour