Posted by: retarigan | February 2, 2016

Word Dictionary [020216]


Word of the day: bane
Definition: n. the cause of ruin or trouble; the curse (esp. the bane of one’s life).
Synonyms: curse, scourge, nemesis
Etymology: OE bana f. Gmc (more…)

pronunciation: beɪn

from Oxford: bane

n.
1 the cause of ruin or trouble; the curse (esp. the bane of one’s life).
2 poet. ruin; woe.
3 archaic (except in comb.) poison (ratsbane).
Derivatives: baneful adj.  banefully adv.
Etymology: OE bana f. Gmc

from Wordnet: bane

n : something causes misery or death; “the bane of my life” [syn: curse, scourge, nemesis]

Quote of the day: All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. This I did. by T. E. Lawrence

James I of Aragon

James I of Aragon

Birthday of the day: James I of Aragon; James I the Conqueror (Catalan: Jaume el Conqueridor, Aragonese: Chaime lo Conqueridor, Spanish: Jaime el Conquistador, Occitan: Jacme lo Conquistaire; 2 February 1208 – 27 July 1276) was the King of Aragon, Count of Barcelona, and Lord of Montpellier from 1213 to 1276. His long reign saw the expansion of the Crown of Aragon on all sides: into Valencia to the south, Languedoc to the north, and the Balearic Islands to the east. By a treaty with Louis IX of France, he wrested the county of Barcelona from nominal French suzerainty and integrated it into his crown. His part in the Reconquista was similar in Mediterranean Spain to that of his contemporary Ferdinand III of Castile in Andalusia.

Joke of the day: TEACHER: What is the chemical formula for water? SARAH: ‘HIJKLMNO’! TEACHER: What are you talking about? SARAH: Yesterday you said its H to O!

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