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Jul 18, 2018
This week’s theme
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This week’s words
cynophobia
phillumenist
virilocal
pathophobia

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virilocal

PRONUNCIATION:
(vir-i-LOK-uhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to the custom of living with the family of the husband.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vir (man) + local. Ultimately from the Indo-European root wi-ro- (man), which also gave us werewolf, virile, virtue, virtuoso, werewolf, world, virago, virtu, German Weltanschauung (worldview), and Sanskrit veerya (brave). Earliest documented use: 1948.

USAGE:
“She was also told that a new house was denied to her because she, being married to a man belonging to another parish, failed to move into the virilocal residence as per the custom.”
Soosaiya Anthreas; The Dance of the Sea; Gatekeeper Press; 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
People hate as they love, unreasonably. -William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist (18 Jul 1811-1863)

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