?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Cool word of the month, July 2006

estrambótico (Spanish, adjective) - strange, bizarre, eclectic, weird (suggested by figgylicious)

Previous months' cool words:

June, 2006: 終點 (Chinese, noun, pinyin zhong1dian3) - final destination (of a journey); terminus
May, 2006: draenei (Eredan, noun) - "exiled ones"
April, 2006: apoplectic (English via French, Latin, Greek, adjective) - of, relating to, or causing stroke; greatly agitated (suggested by gondhir)
March, 2006: jnana (Sanskrit, noun) - knowledge (pronounced "geeyahna" or "gneeyahna"; suggested by jereeza)
February, 2006: sesquipedalian (English, adjective) - having many syllables; given to or characterized by the use of long words (courtesy of tears_of_nienna)
January, 2006: azanulbizar (Khuzdul, proper noun) - vale of dim streams
December, 2005: viszontlátásra (Hungarian, infinitive) - to see again (a formal farewell)
November, 2005: užas (Croatian, noun) - horror, terror
October, 2005: zokutou (Japanese, noun) - an ascending spiral
September, 2005: seb (Egyptian, noun) - star (courtesy of sahtyinepu)
August, 2005: 外国人 [gaikokujin / waiguoren] (Japanese and Chinese, noun) - lit. "outside country person", a foreigner
July, 2005: tawadu (Arabic, noun) - humility
June, 2005: balpre (Lojban, noun) - hero
May, 2005: brill (English, adjective; slang, British) - brilliant, cool
April, 2005: ܟܐܦܐ [kepa, transliterated kephas] (Aramaic, noun) - great rock
March, 2005: mashin (Farsi, noun) - automobile
February, 2005: perkele (Finnish, noun) - devil (also an expletive)
January, 2005: kinu (Japanese, noun) - silk
December, 2004: krung (Thai, noun) - city, cf. krung thep (city of angels, old name of Bangkok)
November, 2004: tane (Archnin, noun) - blood (see tanelos)
October, 2004: izulu (Zulu, noun) - interplanetary space
September, 2004: phensem (Tibetan, noun) - an beneficent attitude towards others
August, 2004: si2 pu3 (Chinese, noun) - recipe (literally, "meal score")
July, 2004: entspannung (German, noun) - relaxation
June, 2004: anapauesthai (Koine Greek, verb) - to stand still
May, 2004: tvære (Norwegian, verb) - to stretch, especially a conversation or a farewell (definition provided by tamf)
April, 2004: ber-engro (Romany, noun) - lit. "ship's master", a mariner
March, 2004: calad (Sindarin, noun, "light")
February, 2004: su (Chinese, adjective/noun) - 1. flaky; 2. a baked good with a crisp or flaky consistency, such as a cookie
January, 2004: pizdarija (Croatian, noun; vulgar) - something messed-up, feeble, or ridiculous (definition provided by jereeza)
December, 2003: basherte (Hebrew, noun) - "apportioned one" (implication of predestined/ordained mate; courtesy of yahvah)
November, 2003: panmictic (English, adjective, "exhibiting random mating within a breeding population")
October, 2003: kreteno (Esperanto, slang noun, "idiot")
September, 2003: kawai (Japanese, adjective, "cute")
August, 2003: ser (Spanish, intransitive verb, "to be")
July, 2003: cordillera (Spanish, noun, "principal mountain system of a continent")
June, 2003: kallüsáráyam (Tamil, noun, "illicit liquor")
May, 2003: hoh (Singlish, particle, "connective expression of expected agreement")
April, 2003: tmesis (English, noun, "separation of the parts of a compound word for humorous effect")
March, 2003: nerazreshimost (Russian, noun, "undecidability")

--
Banazir

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
inever
Jul. 31st, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
This reminds of this site I found recently.

http://phrontistery.info/ihlstart.html
tamf
Jul. 31st, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
i like it...
i wonder where it's from, though. i can't think of a cognate in any other romance language that i know.
wudu_wasa
Aug. 1st, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
"Tinda ecet péryanér", that's the rough equivalent of Jedi Hobbit in Quenya.
banazir
Aug. 1st, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Now, that's interesting...
Say, how come you're not in TEUNC yet?

--
Banazir
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2008
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

KSU Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GEC) Lab

Teunciness

Breakfast

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Communities

Fresh Pages

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Naoto Kishi