Wordsmith.Org


A.Word.A.Day

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


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ


Discuss
Email this
Feedback
RSS/XML
Permalink

A.Word.A.Day--selcouth

Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

This week's theme: archaic words.

selcouth (SEL-kooth) adjective

Strange; unusual; marvelous.

[From Middle English, from Old English seldcuth, from seldan (seldom) + cuth (known), from cunnan (to know).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Then forth they rushed: by Leader's tide, A selcouth sight they see." Walter Scott (1771-1832); Thomas the Rhymer.

X-Bonus

Strange game. The only winning move is not to play. -A computer after simulating hundreds of war games in the movie WarGames (1983), written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes

Subscribe:

Sign up to receive A.Word.A.Day in your mailbox every day.

"The most welcomed, most enduring piece of daily mass e-mail in cyberspace." -The New York Times

Sponsored by:

Give the Gift of Words

Share the magic of words. Send a gift subscription of A.Word.A.Day.

Anu on Words:
Writer Magazine
Globe & Mail

Interact:

Bulletin board
Wordsmith Talk

Moderated Chat
Wordsmith Chat

Readers' Voice
AWADmail

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith