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Aug 10, 2011
This week's theme
What do these car names mean?

This week's words
paseo
accord
prius
impresa
corolla

plural of prius
What's the plural of the word prius? Priuses. Marketers at Toyota conducted a poll asking people to vote for their choice of plural for Toyota Prius. Prii received the greatest number of votes.

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prius

PRONUNCIATION:
(PRI-uhs, PRAI-)

MEANING:
noun: Something preceding, especially a necessary prior condition.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin prius (something preceding). Earliest documented use: 1882.

USAGE:
"This definition identifies God as the prius of everything that has being."
Paul Tillich & Michael Palmer; Writings in the Philosophy of Culture; 1990.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. -Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer (1917-2008)

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