Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Entry: thanatopic (adj.)

In context: "...everyone gets blackly drunk with thanatopic fury in the crispy November air..."

Definition: From the prefix thanato-: before a vowel thanat-, combining form of Greek θάνατος death, chiefly in scientific words.

Other: Lovely-looking/sounding word!

SNOOT score: 3
 
Page: 327

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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