Vocabulary Time Part 3
It is vocabulary time again. Here is part one and part two.
n.A merry-andrew; a buffoon.
n.[OE. jobbernoule, fr. jobarde a stupid fellow; cf. E. noll.]
[fr. Nike, the Greek goddess of victory + hedonÃ©, pleasure] the pleasure derived from anticipating success
[fr. L. quid nunc, what now] nonce-word curiosity, love of news or gossip (also quid-nunc-ism)
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Jack's Shack September 2, 2007 at 3:28 am
Latin is a big influence- learn that and you know the keys to so many words.
fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store September 1, 2007 at 10:06 am
I’d heard “quidnunc” before someplace (Latin “quid nunc?” = “what now?”).