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Jul 3, 2012
This week's theme
Words made with combining forms

This week's words
monology
logomachy
phylogeny
scotophobia
epigraphy

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logomachy

PRONUNCIATION:
(luh-GOM-uh-kee)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A dispute about words.
2. A battle fought with words.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek logo- (word) + -machy (battle). Earliest documented use: 1569.

USAGE:
"Raymond Queneau's most attractive books are founded on a logomachy in which fine words are pitted against the not so fine."
John Sturrock; The Word From Paris; Verso; 1998.

See more usage examples of logomachy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Lovemaking is radical, while marriage is conservative. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)

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