This week, I am entirely indebted to fellow bloggers for the words I am sharing, so I do hope that they don’t mind too much and take it as the compliment which is intended. There are links to all mentioned posts 🙂
1. – I came across my first word, at the home of fellow blogger Linda, over at ‘A Book Addict’s View’, where it appeared in her regular ‘Teaser Tuesday’ post, when she featured the book ‘Vermilion’ by Molly Tanzer.
Gunslinging, chain smoking, Stetson-wearing Taoist psychopomp, Elouise “Lou” Merriwether might not be a normal 19-year-old, but she’s too busy keeping San Francisco safe from ghosts, shades, and geung si to care much about that.
A psychopomp is a guide, whose primary function is to escort souls to the afterlife, but they can also serve as guides through the various transitions of life. The term originates from the Greek words pompos (conductor or guide) and psyche (breath, life, soul, or mind). Stories of psychopomps are widespread throughout the mythological tales, religious texts, sacred narratives, and real-life stories of people around the world.
2. – This word was featured in Hila’s regular ‘Week In Seven Words’ post, over at ‘The Sill Of The World’. Hila takes words which she feels best describes certain aspects of her week.
A lovely duet as the sun sets and candles flicker on the table.
Characterized by melody; songlike.
3. – This wasn’t the original word I set out to search, when I came across ‘Random April Photos’, fellow blogger ‘Kelly’s Thoughts & Ramblings’, latest post. However the original word crawdad, appears to simply be a variation on the word crayfish, depending on which side of The Atlantic you live. Now this word, found during my original research, was completely new to me…
Is the investigation and analysis of crayfish
… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading. It is hosted by Kathy, over at ‘BermudaOnion’s Weblog’.You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.
Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us, all love to read your comments as well, so that we can visit and share your words of the week!
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