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Thursday, August 18, 2005

18-21 AUG 05

From Merriam-Webster.

Anathema

Pronunciation: &-'na-th&-m&

Function: noun

Late Latin anathemat-, anathema, from Greek, thing devoted to evil, curse, from anatithenai to set up, dedicate, from ana– + tithenai to place, set — more at DO

1 a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed — usually used as a predicate nominative (this notion was anathema to most of his countrymen — S. J. Gould)

2 a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication b : the denunciation of something as accursed c : a vigorous denunciation : CURSE

Pretty name, too.

posted by latiolais at 0800  

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