Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wonderous Words Wednesday



curia
cu·ri·a (kr-, kyr-)
n. pl. cu·ri·ae (kr-, kyr-)
1.
a. One of the ten primitive subdivisions of a tribe in early Rome, consisting of ten gentes.
b. The assembly place of such a subdivision.
2.
a. The Roman senate or any of the various buildings in which it met in republican Rome.
b. The place of assembly of high councils in various Italian cities under Roman administration.
3. The ensemble of central administrative and governmental services in imperial Rome.
4. often Curia Roman Catholic Church The central administration governing the Church.
5.
a. A medieval assembly or council.
b. A medieval royal court of justice.

Sentence from Lodestone Book One: "He found her outside a clothing shop just off the curia."



firmament
fir·ma·ment (fûrm-mnt)
n.
The vault or expanse of the heavens; the sky.

Sentence from Lodestone Book One: "And so it was, that Kal the wise did beseech Ail-Kar, and Ail-Kar did cast from the firmament the heavenly stone."


3 comments:

  1. I knew firmament, but would have guessed curia totally wrong. Thanks for participating!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hello Mary Ann, stopping by to thank you for visiting me over at Pen and Paper. Really nice to meet you, I've enjoyed my return visit.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks! for commenting,I appreciate it.
    Bermundaonion & Petty Witter

    ReplyDelete