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Words relating to days; how to use? #209304
01/29/13 12:45 PM 01/29/13 12:45 PM
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The words I am talking about are those from this weeks email, like hodiernal.
Would it be correct and proper to say "I had a hodiernal meeting", or a hesternal appointment?
Re: Words relating to days; how to use? [Re: profborg] #209307
01/29/13 02:38 PM 01/29/13 02:38 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
this too shall pass tsuwm
this too shall pass
hodiernal seems to be mostly used in grammar/linguistics discussions; viz., the hodiernal past (tense), which is used to express same-day events.
hesternal, then, is used for yesterday's events, and pre-hodiernal for previous to yesterday..
but I found this cite from Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (yes, *that Bulwer-Lytton): In enervating slumbers, from the hesternal dissipation or debauch. (or, he was trying to sleep off a hangover).
Re: Words relating to days; how to use? [Re: tsuwm] #209312
01/29/13 09:33 PM 01/29/13 09:33 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Netherlands, the Hague BranShea
Netherlands, the Hague
Yesterdays word: overmorrow is the literal equivalent of overmorgen = the day after tomorrow in up to date Dutch. Does English maybe also have ereyesterday = eergisteren?
Re: Words relating to days; how to use? [Re: BranShea] #209330
01/31/13 03:31 AM 01/31/13 03:31 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Louisville, Kentucky Jackie
Not that I know of, Branny. Everybody I know says the day before yesterday.
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