Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

Only one word are from Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.

1) Sillion (page 87): ..or see raw sillion laid open to receive the body of another neighbour.

sil·li·on

Coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins in his 1877 (published posthumously in 1918) poem The Windhover ;
perhaps from French sillon (“‘furrow’”).

The thick, voluminous, and shiny soil turned over by a plow.

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That's a great word, but I doubt I'll ever have a chance to use it. Thanks for participating today!

debnance said...

New word to me. I wonder if my ancestors, farmers all, used this word....

Staci said...

Never heard of that one ever! Good choice today.

avisannschild said...

Great word! How interesting to come across a word whose inventor is known!

Margot said...

I like the new word. I saw lots of sillion on a recent road trip through farm country. Now I can show off my new word. Thanks.