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#179473 - 10/08/08 03:32 PM hypergelast  
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I was wondering what other words (preferably in common use) derive from "Greek gelastes (laugher), from gelan (to laugh). A related word is agelast: someone who never laughs."

Does anyone out there know of any?

Thanks - abelleauc

#179475 - 10/08/08 03:49 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: ABC00]  
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this too shall pass
gelastic
adj. - pertaining to or used in laughing

#179478 - 10/08/08 04:30 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: ABC00]  
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gelasin :- dimple in the cheek that appears when one smiles


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#179479 - 10/08/08 04:37 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: zmjezhd]  
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>(preferably in common use)

oops.

#179483 - 10/08/08 04:49 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: ABC00]  
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agelast: someone who never laughs." Oh! A-gelast as in against. I've been reading it age-last. Speaking of oops.

Edit: welcome, Low A. I got this from a couple of Onelook searches:
Sorry, there are no words matching the pattern expand:gelast in the selected dictionaries.

Sorry, there are no words matching the pattern expand:gelas in the selected dictionaries.

#179487 - 10/08/08 06:18 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: Jackie]  
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At onelook, enter *gelast* or *gelas*
I get 27 matches and 106 matches respectively. * matches any number of letters (including 0).

#179488 - 10/08/08 06:42 PM Re: hypergelast [Re: ABC00]  
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Thanks, everyone!

I especially like gelastic.

- ABC


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