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Oct 27, 2021This week’s theme
Words coined after fairy tales and folktales
This week’s words
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A place of wickedness.
From French domdaniel (house of Daniel), apparently from Latin or Greek. Earliest documented use: 1801.
It’s not clear who Daniel is in the term Domdaniel. The place Domdaniel was introduced by a French continuation of the Arabian Nights by Dom Chaves and M. Cazotte in the late 18th c. Later, the place has appeared in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, H.P. Lovecraft, and Neil Gaiman, among others.
“They generally proceeded to the Domdaniel, riding on spits, pitchforks, or broomsticks.”
Charles Mackay; Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions; Richard Bentley; 1841.
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