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Nov 1, 2016This week’s theme
Words made with combining forms
This week’s words
St. George’s, a hypogeal church in Ethiopia
Photo: Babak Fakhamzadeh
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Underground: living, growing, or existing below the surface of the earth.
From Greek hypo- (under) + -geal (relating to earth), from ge (earth). Earliest documented use: 1686.
“A long black escalator lowered the two of them into the hypogeal twilight of the McPherson metro-station.”
M.B. Neff; Year of the Rhinoceros; Red Hen Press; 2009.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all. -Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, poet and critic (1 Nov 1636-1711)
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