Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday

1. Vexillum- A flag like object used in the Classical Era of the Roman Empire.

Aquila- is a stellar constellation. It's name is Latin for"eagle" and it is commonly represented as such.

Taken from the book: Archimedes' Claw by: Theodore Morrison
pg. 169

7 comments:

  1. That sounds like some tough reading - both of those words are new to me.

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  2. Both words were new to me. Good ones.

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  3. Hi Mary Ann,

    Archimedes Claw sounds like a great epic story, although I think it would be too 'heavy going' for me.

    I should imagine that there are many words that you could have selected from this book, that would 'stump' us all. I know your two words this week had me flummoxed.

    Thanks for sharing

    Yvonne

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  4. So, do I now finally know the origin of the phrase "Aquiline features"? I bet Aquila is where that comes from. Vexillum I was familiar with, because I love to study heraldry and flags, and the study of flags is called "vexillology". Apparently, that makes me a "vexillophile," according to Wiktionary. :)

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  5. Aquila sounded familiar but Vexillium - new for me..

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  6. Aquila is a brand of men's shoes in Australia. I would never have guessed it's origins.

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  7. Bermudaonion- Yes, I agree.

    Margot- Thanks!

    Fiction-books, JNCL, Louise- thanks! for commenting.

    Lady In Read- Glad you came by.

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