Posted by: retarigan | March 2, 2016

Word Dictionary [020316]


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

Robert II of Scotland

Robert II of Scotland

Birthday of the day: Robert II of Scotland; Robert II (early 1316 – 19 April 1390) became King of Scots in 1371 as the first monarch of the House of Stewart. He was the son of Walter Stewart, hereditary High Steward of Scotland and of Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I and of his first wife Isabella of Mar. (The marriage of princess Marjorie took place in 1315, making Robert’s probable birth date early in 1316.)

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!

Thought of the day: Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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