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#209304 - 01/29/13 12:45 PM Words relating to days; how to use? Joined: Jan 2013
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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?
#209307 - 01/29/13 02:38 PM Re: Words relating to days; how to use? [Re: profborg] Joined: Apr 2000
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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).
#209312 - 01/29/13 09:33 PM Re: Words relating to days; how to use? [Re: tsuwm] Joined: Jun 2006
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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?
#209330 - 01/31/13 03:31 AM Re: Words relating to days; how to use? [Re: BranShea] Joined: Mar 2000
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Not that I know of, Branny. Everybody I know says the day before yesterday.
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