Posted by: retarigan | January 8, 2016

Word Dictionary [080116]


Word of the day: clandestine
Definition: adj. surreptitious, secret.
Synonyms: cloak-and-dagger, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground
Etymology: F clandestin or L clandestinus f. clam secretly (more…)

pronunciation: klænˈdestɪn

from Oxford: clandestine

adj.  surreptitious, secret.
Derivatives: clandestinely adv. clandestinity n.
Etymology: F clandestin or L clandestinus f.  clam secretly

from Wordnet: clandestine

adj : conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; “clandestine intelligence operations”; “cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines”; “hole-and-corner intrigue”; “secret missions”; “a secret agent”; “secret sales of arms”; “surreptitious mobilization of troops”; “an undercover investigation”; “underground resistance” [syn: cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, on the quiet(p), secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground]

Quote of the day: Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. by Arnold Bennett

Uesugi Kagekatsu

Uesugi Kagekatsu

Birthday of the day: Uesugi Kagekatsu; Uesugi Kagekatsu (上杉 景勝, 8 January 1556 – 19 April 1623) was a daimyo during the Sengoku and Edo periods of Japanese history. The son of Nagao Masakage (the head of the Ueda Nagao clan) and husband of Uesugi Kenshin’s elder sister, Aya-Gozen. After his father died, he was adopted by Kenshin. Upon Kenshin’s death in 1578, Kagekatsu battled Kenshin’s other adopted son Uesugi Kagetora for the inheritance, defeating him in the 1578 Ōtate no Ran. He forced Kagetora to commit seppuku, and became head of the Uesugi clan. Kagekatu was married with Takeda Katsuyori’s sister (Takeda Shingen’s daughter) after Ōtate no Ran.

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