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GERAH - the smallest biblical measure of weight equaling one-20th of a shekel. Archaeological discoveries show a gerah weighed about half a gram (hi @Waggles, I took your advice and used a Bible Dictionary .. thanks :)).

Next Word: BICAPITALIZATION
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TabinRivCA

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GERAH - the smallest biblical measure of weight equaling one-20th of a shekel. Archaeological discoveries show a gerah weighed about half a gram (hi @Waggles, I took your advice and used a Bible Dictionary .. thanks :)).

Next Word: BICAPITALIZATION
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The use of a capital letter in the body of a word such as iPod; also known as InnerCaps: also the practise of capitalizing every other letter in a text msg

'amaranthine'
 

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amarathine
as I am a crossword enthusiast I just happen to own maybe half-a-dozen real dictionaries
my three column per page Home Study Dictionary is from the 1930s.
And what a difference there is in the definition and use of words from before modernism and political correctness have come
to debase our language (and to minimise explanations lest the modern scholar gets overwhelmed with too much etymology).

from my beloved Home Study Dictionary -
Amaranthine, adjective, Belonging to, consisting of, or resembling amaranth; never fading; of a purplish colour.
from Amaranth, noun, [Greek: amarantos unfading, neg(ative) + maraino, to wither]
A poetical name loosely used to signify a flower supposed never to fade; a colour inclining to purple.

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Homework for us word lovers

salvation
quote your dictionaries from different ages - the older the better and compare with the modern usage whether
book or .com
 

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Salvation [N] [T] [E]
Of the many Hebrew words used to signify salvation, yasa[[;v"y] (to save, help in distress, rescue, deliver, set free) appears most frequently in the Old Testament. Commonly, the deliverance of which the Old Testament speaks is material in nature, though there are important exceptions. In contrast, the employment of soteria in the New Testament, though it may include material preservation, usually signifies a deliverance with special spiritual significance. In addition to the notion of deliverance the Bible also uses salvation to denote health, well-being, and healing.

Broadly speaking, one might say that salvation is the overriding theme of the entire Bible. But since it is a multidimensional theme with a wide range of meaning, simple definitions are impossible. The biblical writers speak of salvation as a reality with at once spiritual and physical, individual and communal, objective and subjective, eternal and historical dimensions. Since the biblical writers view salvation as a historical reality, the temporal dimensions of past, present, and future further intensify and deepen the concept. Salvation is a process with a beginning and an end. Further, salvation involves the paradox of human freedom and divine election. Despite the complexity of these dimensions, the Bible constantly speaks about salvation in the context of some very simple and concrete relationships — between humans and God, between human beings, and between human beings and nature. God is the main actor throughout, from the deliverance of Noah's family to the great multitude who shout "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" ( Rev 7:10 ).

The Old Testament. In general the Old Testament writers see salvation as a reality more physical than spiritual, more social than individual. Where individuals are singled out it seems to be for the good of the community. For example, the Genesis narrative develops the theme of God's blessing, which though resting on certain individuals, renders them agents for some greater work of God. Joseph's rise to fame in Egypt preserves the lives of his entire family ( Gen 45:4-7 ). Through Noah's faithfulness God brings salvation to his family as well as animal life (Gen. 7-9). And the blessing of the promise of nationhood and land for Abraham was not only for his descendants but for all families on the earth ( Gen 12:1-3). After 430 years in Egypt, an entire people is delivered through Moses (Exod. 1-12). Through Esther's rise to power the Jewish people are spared annihilation ( Esther 7 ).

Despite the importance of human agency, salvation is attributed above all to God. None but God can save ( Isa 43:14 ; Hosea 1:7 ). He is the keeper of his flock ( Eze 34 ) and on him alone one waits for a saving word to penetrate the silence ( Psalm 62 ). Idolatry is an illusion, for the salvation of Israel is in the Lord ( Jer 3:23 ). God is the warrior not Moses who triumphs gloriously over Pharaoh's armies at the sea ( Exod 15 ). Salvation is something to stand and watch, for "The Lord will fight for you; and you need only be still" ( Exod 14:13 ). "In repentance and rest is your salvation; in quietness and trust is your strength" summons Isaiah ( 30:15 ). The content of God's salvation includes personal and national deliverance from one's enemies, deliverance from slavery ( Deut 24:18 ), ongoing protection and preservation from evil (Ps. 121), escape from death ( Psalm 68:19 ), healing ( Psalm 69:29 ; Jer 17:14 ), inheritance of land, descendants, and long life.

Salvation from sin, though not a dominant concern, is by no means absent, especially in the prophets. As much as he is concerned for Israel's national restoration, Ezekiel stresses the need for salvation from uncleanness, iniquity, and idolatry ( 36:22-32 ). Here salvation involves the gift of a new heart of flesh and new spirit, which will finally empower his people to keep the commandments, after which comes habitation in the land. In this passage, too, we encounter a common refrain: such salvation, when it comes, will be neither for the sake of Israel nor her deeds, but for God and his glory, which has been profaned and which now must be vindicated among the nations. Isaiah tells of a salvation still on the way, which will be achieved through the vicarious suffering of the Servant (chap. 53) who bears the sin of many. This salvation will last forever ( 51:6 ).

The anticipated salvation of the prophetic writings manifests a tension similar to that which pervades the New Testament. While salvation is a fait accompli God saved Israel from slavery in Egypt unto a covenant relationship with himself Israel still awaits God's salvation. God had saved Israel in the past, and therefore God can be expected to deliver in the future. Whatever else salvation may be from a biblical perspective, its dimensions of "settled past" and "anticipated future" show it in its widest scope to be an elongated reality covering the entire trajectory of history. This recognition has helped recent biblical scholarship to avoid the earlier pitfall of relegating the role of the Old Testament to that of mere preparation or precursor for the gospel. One cannot escape the fact that for the Jews of the Old Testament salvation was not an abstract concept, but a real and present experience. The psalms are replete with praise for God's salvation, which is experienced as joy ( 51:12 ). It is a cup of thanksgiving lifted to God ( 116:13 ) and a horn ( 18:2 ). Elsewhere salvation is depicted as a torch ( Isa 62:1 ), a well ( Isa 12:3 ), and a shield ( 2 Sam 22:36 ).
 

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The New Testament
. The advent name "Immanuel, " "God with us, " signifies momentous progress in the history of salvation. In Matthew's Gospel the angel tells Joseph that Mary's child is conceived of the Holy Spirit, and that he is "to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins" ( 1:21-23 ). The name "Jesus" (derived from the Hebrew Joshua [;[Wv/hy]) itself means salvation. The purpose for the Son of Man's coming is to seek out and save the lost ( Luke 19:10 ). The New Testament continues the Old Testament affirmation that salvation belongs to God alone, but with greater specificity. Now it is God's presence in and to the man Jesus that proves decisive. Peter's certainty of this relation between "Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified" and the "God [who raised him] from the dead" moves him to the exclusive confession that salvation belongs only to the name of Jesus Christ ( Acts 4:10-12 ).

In Jesus' teaching salvation is linked to the advance of God's kingdom, which is in turn linked to Jesus' own person. By using God's kingdom as a circumlocution for salvation, Jesus deepens the Old Testament conviction that salvation belongs to God, for the kingdom signifies a sphere of reality in which God reigns sovereign. The disciples themselves responded to Jesus' teaching about the kingdom with the question "Who then can be saved?" ( Mark 10:23-26 ). That Jesus understood himself to be that bringer of God's kingdom is evident in the claim following his synagogue reading, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing" ( Luke 4:21 ). Salvation belongs to those who follow Jesus, bringer and embodiment of God's kingdom.
dimension is said to be glorification, the culmination of the saving process wherein believers will experience Christ's presence in new and resurrected bodies no longer burdened by the vestiges of sin.

William T. Arnold

See also Atonement; Cross, Crucifixion; Death of Christ; Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life; Faith; Gospel

Bibliography. D. Bloesch, The Christian Life and Salvation; O. Cullmann, Salvation in History; E. M. B. Green, The Meaning of Salvation; S. Kevan, Salvation; H. D. McDonald, The Atonement of the Death of Christ; G. G. O'Collins, ABD, 5:909-14; U. Simon, Theology of Salvation; G. R. Smith, The Biblical Doctrine of Salvation; J. R. W. Stott, The Cross of Christ.

Elysian = ?
 

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The New Testament. The advent name "Immanuel, " "God with us, " signifies momentous progress in the history of salvation. In Matthew's Gospel the angel tells Joseph that Mary's child is conceived of the Holy Spirit, and that he is "to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins" ( 1:21-23 ). The name "Jesus" (derived from the Hebrew Joshua [;[Wv/hy]) itself means salvation. The purpose for the Son of Man's coming is to seek out and save the lost ( Luke 19:10 ). The New Testament continues the Old Testament affirmation that salvation belongs to God alone, but with greater specificity. Now it is God's presence in and to the man Jesus that proves decisive. Peter's certainty of this relation between "Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified" and the "God [who raised him] from the dead" moves him to the exclusive confession that salvation belongs only to the name of Jesus Christ ( Acts 4:10-12 ).

In Jesus' teaching salvation is linked to the advance of God's kingdom, which is in turn linked to Jesus' own person. By using God's kingdom as a circumlocution for salvation, Jesus deepens the Old Testament conviction that salvation belongs to God, for the kingdom signifies a sphere of reality in which God reigns sovereign. The disciples themselves responded to Jesus' teaching about the kingdom with the question "Who then can be saved?" ( Mark 10:23-26 ). That Jesus understood himself to be that bringer of God's kingdom is evident in the claim following his synagogue reading, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing" ( Luke 4:21 ). Salvation belongs to those who follow Jesus, bringer and embodiment of God's kingdom.
dimension is said to be glorification, the culmination of the saving process wherein believers will experience Christ's presence in new and resurrected bodies no longer burdened by the vestiges of sin.

William T. Arnold

See also Atonement; Cross, Crucifixion; Death of Christ; Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life; Faith; Gospel

Bibliography. D. Bloesch, The Christian Life and Salvation; O. Cullmann, Salvation in History; E. M. B. Green, The Meaning of Salvation; S. Kevan, Salvation; H. D. McDonald, The Atonement of the Death of Christ; G. G. O'Collins, ABD, 5:909-14; U. Simon, Theology of Salvation; G. R. Smith, The Biblical Doctrine of Salvation; J. R. W. Stott, The Cross of Christ.

Elysian = ?
A 60 story skyscraper Elysian/ Chicago
Elysian Brewing Co being bought by Anheuser-Busch
Elysian Park in LA CA
In classical mythology, a place of bliss reserved for the heroes immortalized by the 'gods'
ergo a state of bliss

'Quink'
 

CharliRenee

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Quink (a portmanteau word from 'quick' and 'ink') is a fountain pen ink developed by the Parker Pen Company.

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Homework for us word lovers
salvation
quote your dictionaries from different ages - the older the better and compare with the modern usage whether
book or .com
from my eighty year old dictionary
Salvation noun [Old French from the Latin ... safety]
The act of saving;
preservation from destruction, danger or great calamity;
the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death and the conferring on him
of everlasting happiness;
that which saves;

Readers Digest Universal Dictionary (1988) -
Salvation, n.
1. Preservation or deliverance from evil or difficulty.
2. A source, means, or cause of such deliverance or preservation.
3. The deliverance, through Christ, of man or his soul from the power of sin and consequent penalties; redemption.

from dictionary.com
salvation noun
1. the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc.
2. the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.
3. a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.
4. Theology. deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption.
 

CharliRenee

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Portmanteau
[French: from porter, to carry + manteau, a cloak]
A case or trunk, usually made of leather, for carrying apparel, etc, on journeys;
a leather case attached to a saddle behind the rider.


a saddle portmanteau
Makes me wonder what a portmanteau word is. Hmmmm? Google here I come.
 

TabinRivCA

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Makes me wonder what a portmanteau word is. Hmmmm? Google here I come.
Another meaning is a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, like brunch=brekkie and lunch or motel=motor and hotel
(I took vocab in college, lol)

'aumbry'
 

Lanolin

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Aumbry or ambry...
A recessed cupboard in the wall of a church near the altar, used to store sacred vessels etc.

New word...CYMBIDIUM
 

Lanolin

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What, no new word? OK I will just find this one if you dont give any...

Waggle

To move or cause to move with short quick movements from side to side or up and down

New word....LANOLIN
 

TabinRivCA

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What, no new word? OK I will just find this one if you dont give any...

Waggle

To move or cause to move with short quick movements from side to side or up and down

New word....LANOLIN
A yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool which can be used in combination with other substances to produce various cosmetics and creams (do we all use lanolin ea/day lol)

'effulgent'
 

Mii

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A yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool which can be used in combination with other substances to produce various cosmetics and creams (do we all use lanolin ea/day lol)

'effulgent'
Radiance, shining brightly, reflecting light or giving it off...seems somewhat contradictory. Bit of study and the latter definition probably was rarely used.

Unfortunately the more obscure the word the harder it is to do a word study. Merriam websters has a paid site that is much more in depth.

Seemingly Effulgent came from fulgent (which means radiant/dazzingly bright). Refulgent can be used similarly to effulgent but typically would have to do with reflectivity...like a knight in "refulgent" armour. The regal Richard was resplendent in refulgent armour when he reached the rampart? lol.






Masticate (I imagine this word with a hard truth or tough jerky)
 

TabinRivCA

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Radiance, shining brightly, reflecting light or giving it off...seems somewhat contradictory. Bit of study and the latter definition probably was rarely used.

Unfortunately the more obscure the word the harder it is to do a word study. Merriam websters has a paid site that is much more in depth.

Seemingly Effulgent came from fulgent (which means radiant/dazzingly bright). Refulgent can be used similarly to effulgent but typically would have to do with reflectivity...like a knight in "refulgent" armour. The regal Richard was resplendent in refulgent armour when he reached the rampart? lol.






Masticate (I imagine this word with a hard truth or tough jerky)
To chew or grind something up, like a gummy bear

'akimbo'
 

Mii

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To chew or grind something up, like a gummy bear

'akimbo'
The pose of exasperation or consternation typically applying to mothers ;)


~A pose in which the elbows are facing outward with hands on hips.

~Or set in a bent position...such as legs...doubt this is used much though.


Apparently in Little Women, Louisa May Alcott applied this to Jo in respect for her arms naturally doing that a bit...gangly with a bend.
So I'm not the only one that takes words and uses them for my purposes!



Hmm...For your consideration I submit "Propound"
 

Mii

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Perhaps I am propounding propound. Or possibly I have already propounded it :eek: