Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Entry:    phylacterish (adj.)

Definition:  Well, let’s see if we can figure this out!

Phylacter (n) leads to phylactery (n.): The fringe which the Israelites were commanded to wear as a reminder of the obligation to keep the law; (gen.) any fringe or border.

Other:    I guess DFW could also have gone with phylacterial (adj.), but as everyone knows, it’s much more fun to just make up new words.

SNOOT score:   1

Page:   47

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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