Anu's happy word of today: gelasin laugh


noun: A dimple in the cheek that appears when someone smiles.

From Greek gelaein (to laugh), which also gave us the words agelast (one who never laughs) and hypergelast (one who laughs too much). Earliest documented use: 1608.
"Gelasin is this pretty little dimple of which Martial says:
His is the face less gracious
Who has not the gelasin joyous."
Laurent Joubert; Treatise on Laughter; University of Alabama Press; 1980.

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AGELASIN: the inability to dimple frown