Favourite Words in May


  • unhoorays. Neologism, English, plural. Brought to you by The Princess Planet.
  • Illyria. Proper name, ancient Greek [Ιλλυρία]. The Balkan region. Also the (fictionalised) place where William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is set.
  • basileios. Adjective, ancient Greek [βασίλειος]. Means “kingly”, compare “the basilisk is the king of serpents”.
  • trellises. Noun, French/English, plural. Gardening frames.
  • Dioscouroi. Noun/proper name, ancient Greek [Διόσκουροι], plural. Traslates to “the youths of Zeus”. As the name implies the sons of Zeus (and Leda), born out of eggs and elevated to eternal life in the gemini constellation.

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