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#179473 - 10/08/08 11:32 AM hypergelast
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I was wondering what other words (preferably in common use) derive from "Greek gelastes (laugher), from gelan (to laugh). A related word is agelast: someone who never laughs."

Does anyone out there know of any?

Thanks - abelleauc

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#179475 - 10/08/08 11:49 AM Re: hypergelast [Re: ABC00]
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gelastic
adj. - pertaining to or used in laughing

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#179478 - 10/08/08 12:30 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: ABC00]
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gelasin :- dimple in the cheek that appears when one smiles
_________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.

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#179479 - 10/08/08 12:37 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: zmjezhd]
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>(preferably in common use)

oops.

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#179483 - 10/08/08 12:49 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: ABC00]
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agelast: someone who never laughs." Oh! A-gelast as in against. I've been reading it age-last. Speaking of oops.

Edit: welcome, Low A. I got this from a couple of Onelook searches:
Sorry, there are no words matching the pattern expand:gelast in the selected dictionaries.

Sorry, there are no words matching the pattern expand:gelas in the selected dictionaries.

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#179487 - 10/08/08 02:18 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: Jackie]
Myridon Offline
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At onelook, enter *gelast* or *gelas*
I get 27 matches and 106 matches respectively. * matches any number of letters (including 0).

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#179488 - 10/08/08 02:42 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: ABC00]
ABC00 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/08
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Loc: Wash. DC Metro Area
Thanks, everyone!

I especially like gelastic.

- ABC

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