Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Topic Options
#84204 - 10/22/02 12:19 PM henotic
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
I might be able to invent a word, which when decapitated would leave "henotic", but I
am feeling lazy. So here's a quote:
"Today we like to view Ibsen in the light of the atheism and social realism that
emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century - associated as it was
with a positivistic belief in progress and Nietzsche´s pronouncement that
"God is dead".

Egil A. Wyller, however, sees Ibsen in the context of the great henotic
spiritual tradition of Western cultural life, and as being closely associated
with the Norwegian author Henrik Wergeland and the Danish philosopher
Sřren Kierkegaard; both living in the first part of the nineteenth century.


henotic
adj. - promoting harmony or peace, unifying



Top
#84205 - 10/22/02 12:43 PM Re: henotic
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 6296
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
In reply to:

henotic
adj. - promoting harmony or peace, unifying


Unifying? That doesn't seem to be beheading at all. It seems more to be re-engaging the head. What is the opposite of beheading? Attacheading?


Top
#84206 - 10/22/02 12:56 PM Re: henotic
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Dear WW: I said I was not beheading the word. I'm just trying to make some use of this
very little used forum. Here's another:
omnifarious

SYLLABICATION:
om·ni·far·i·ous
PRONUNCIATION:
AUDIO: mn-fâr-s KEY
ADJECTIVE:
Of all kinds: omnifarious knowledge.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin omnifriam, on every side : omni-, omni- +
-friam, adv. suff.; see dh- in Appendix I.
OTHER FORMS:
omni·fari·ous·ly —ADVERB
omni·fari·ous·ness —NOUN

A epetition of my fondness for nefarious posting.


Top
#84207 - 10/22/02 01:51 PM Re: henotic
Faldage Online   sleepy
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13802
invent a word, which when decapitated would leave "henotic

Phenotic sounds like it should be a word. tsuwm?


Top

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8717 Members
16 Forums
13802 Topics
214480 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
Laban, birdie, mepallav, discopig, Byz
8717 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 28 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
Bazr 112
LukeJavan8 88
endymion6 86
wofahulicodoc 84
jenny jenny 62
A C Bowden 33
Tromboniator 8
Faldage 6
olly 3
zmjezhd 2
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13802
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10513
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
LukeJavan8 6308
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith