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#14087 - 12/30/00 10:36 AM Words from Greek or Roman myths
lastday Offline
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I don't know if chimerical was a word used in A Word A Day, but it is a good one for this theme. Chimerical means absurd; wildly fanciful. It comes from the creature Chimera in Greek mythology, a fire breathing monster with a lion's head, a goat's body and a serpent's tail.
Does anyone have some other words that would fit in with the "Classical Mythology" theme?


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#14088 - 12/30/00 01:53 PM Re: Words from Greek or Roman myths
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from the same mythology we have the winged horse Pegasus, which would make a good suggestion for the person looking for equine names in another thread....


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#14089 - 12/30/00 09:57 PM Re: Words from Greek or Roman myths
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I donít have any new word to add to your quest lastday, I simply want to welcome you on Board.

In case you do not get many replies do not be too discouraged. This part of the Board does not show up entirely on my screen (and I have a pretty large screen) so it probably does not show up on most peopleís either. Most of the activity is in the top subjects and we rarely see any posting in this section since it is under the heading of OLD weekly themes that have been consolidated. I only found your questions because I was fiddling about and scrolled down.

Come on up top and chat a while. The subjects are quite varied and you are most welcome.



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#14090 - 12/30/00 10:29 PM Re: Words from Greek or Roman myths
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good points, bel; and i apologize for introducing a trojan horse into this thread!


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#14091 - 12/31/00 05:43 AM Re: Words from Greek or Roman myths
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Didn't see a posting from Helen here, tsuwm. But welcome, Lastday. Would you care to explain to me what your homepage is about?

Cheers -

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#14092 - 01/02/01 02:31 PM Re: Words from Greek or Roman myths
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My homepage: it is supposed to be about literature. I really started it hoping that it would force me to write something everyday, a self improvement thing. It has not worked as well as I had hoped. But maybe I can updated this week. I hope other people will find it useful.


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#14093 - 01/02/01 03:11 PM Re: Words from Greek or Roman myths
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I fit this theme in several ways-- Helen is my given name, of troy my prefered screen name, (everywhere), and my last name is griffin-- a mythical creature with the head of an eagle, and the body of lion..

well griffin is the i use... i was born reilly, but by the time i divorced, i had been griffin longer than i was reilly, and i didn't want to have different name than my children-- especialy since i didn't have cusody.. (they were 15 and 17 at the time--)the age where getting it doesn't really matter too much who has offical custody, kid will spend time were they want when they want

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#14094 - 01/02/01 04:03 PM Re: Words from Greek or Roman myths
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the worthless word for the day is: rhadamanthine
http://www.quinion.com/words/weirdwords/ww-rha2.htm

also, dictionary.com's word of the day: stentorian
which "comes from Stentor, a Greek herald in the Trojan War. According to Homer's Iliad, his voice was
as loud as that of fifty men combined."


-joe (this space for rent) friday

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#14095 - 01/02/01 06:16 PM Re: Words from Greek or Roman myths
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Have to agree with Joe Friday on this one - although (had I known of its existence) I might well have applied it, justly or not, to my parents at various times ...

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#14096 - 01/03/01 05:19 PM Re: Words from Greek or Roman myths
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That your parents where just and severe? or as loud as 50 mens voices combined? or both?



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