Posted by: retarigan | February 6, 2016

Word Dictionary [060216]


Word of the day: pariah
Definition: n. a social outcast.
Synonyms: outcast, castaway, Ishmael
Etymology: Tamil paraiyar pl. of paraiyan hereditary drummer f. parai drum (more…)
pronunciation: ˈpærɪə

from Oxford: pariah

n.
1 a social outcast.
2 hist. a member of a low caste or of no caste in S. India.
Phrases and idioms: pariah-dog = PYE-DOG.
Etymology: Tamil paraiyar pl. of paraiyan hereditary drummer f.  parai drum

from Wordnet: pariah

n : a person who is rejected (from society or home) [syn: outcast, castaway, Ishmael]

Quote of the day: All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. by Anatole France

Dorothea of Montau

Dorothea of Montau

Birthday of the day: Dorothea of Montau; Saint Dorothea (or Dorothy) of Montau (German: Dorothea von Montau; Polish: Dorota z Mątowów) (6 February 1347 – 25 June 1394) was a hermitess and visionary of fourteenth century Germany. After centuries of veneration in Central Europe, she was canonized in 1976.

Joke of the day: Do you believe in life after death?’ the boss asked one of his employees. ‘Yes, sir,’ the clerk replied. ‘That’s good,’ the boss said. ‘After you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she stopped in to see you.’

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