Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Thaumatrope
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) A disk with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to blend into one due to the persistence of vision.
 
Etymology:
 
The coined name translates roughly as “wonder turner”, from Ancient Greek: θαῦμα “wonder” and τρόπος “turn”.

Quote of the Day

To me the ego is the habitual and compulsive thought processes that go through everybody’s mind continuously. External things like possessions or memories or failures or successes or achievements. Your personal history.
 
Eckhart Tolle

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Astrobleme
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) an erosional scar on the earth’s surface, produced by the impact of a cosmic body, as a meteorite or asteroid.
 
Etymology: 1965-70; < astro- + -bleme (< Greek blêma shot, wound)

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Monorchid
 
Definition: (noun, adj)
 
1) A person or animal having only one testicle.
2) (of a person or animal) having only one testicle.
 
Etymology:
 
Early 19th century: from modern Latin monorchis, monorchid-, from Greek monos single + orkhis testicle.
 
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