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digladiations #105280
06/10/03 08:45 AM
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Another word from "Crotchet Castle":

In this manner they glided over the face of the waters discussing every thing and settling nothing. Mr Mac Quedy and the Reverend Doctor Folliott had many digladiations on political economy: wherein, each in his own view, Doctor Folliott demolished Mr Mac Quedy's science, and Mr Mac Quedy demolished Doctor Folliott's objections. We would print these dialogues if we thought any one would read them: but the world is not yet ripe for this haute sagesse Pantagrueline. We must, therefore, content our selves with an échantillon of one of the Reverend Doctor's perorations.


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Made me think of digging up bulbs in the fall so they wouldn't freeze


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"Digladiation" sounds as though it was derived from "gladius" meaning sword, hence a sword fight, a duel.


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And that's precisely what it means.


Re: digladiations #105284
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And consuelo made the connection to gladiolus, so called because of its sword-shaped leaves.


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why digladiation, rather than simply "gladiation"?



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why digladiation

It takes two to tangle.


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:)

So a three-way fight would be a trigladiation, and on to the tetragladiation!

Just like we were discussing a few weeks back the trilemma and tetralemma!


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how about duodecagladiation?


so gladiation would be an un-specified number of tanglers?



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di[s]gladiate - [following the usual L. style of dropping the s from dis- before certain consonants] To fight like gladiators; to contend fiercely; to dispute violently.

so dis- here could be acting as an intensifier.


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