Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - stygian
Posted on 04/09/2008 5:54:57 AM PDT by VRWCmember
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
stygian \STIJ-ee-un\ adjective, (often capitalized)
1. of or relating to the river Styx
2. extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding *
When the power went out in the building, the halls and stairwells were plunged into stygian darkness.
Did you know?
"Stygian" comes to us (by way of Latin "stygius" and Greek "stygios") from "Styx," the name of the principal river in Hades, the underworld of the dead in Greek mythology. This is the river over which Charon the boatman was said to ferry the spirits of the dead; the Greeks and Romans would place a coin in the mouth or hand of the deceased to serve as fare. It is also the river by which the gods swore their most binding oaths, according to the epics of Homer. English speakers have been using "stygian" to mean "of or relating to the river Styx" since the early 16th century. From there the meaning broadened to describe things that are as dark, dreary, and menacing as one might imagine Hades and the river Styx to be.
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Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)
So beautiful....what a lovely place to study.
Just keep telling yourself that. It may not be true, but it makes you feel better, doesn't it?
um, i know it to be true, bc i know my daughters better than you do : ) my almost 20 year old xsteen is a virgin.
thanks guenny, i loved it there and i still love to go back to visit. carnegie mellon university for all of its vaunted school of architecture has nothing to compare to it.
Mine is too, but that didn’t stop her (at age 15) from asking me to explain circumcision.
I like all of those songs. Unfortunately, one of my kiddos has sent me a card with Tainted Love in it and that is a miserable earworm.
Holy crap did you look at that site? He looks like a gay man’s dream....... skinny, hairless and looks 12.
Was that for Dave's benefit :^)
it would never occur to xteen to consider the subject! she would consider any girl interested in seeing daniel ratliffe naked to be an incorrigible slut, and she deplores sluttiness above just about all else! they don’t come much more judgmental than she, i look positively moderate in comparison!
the soother went to a....lesser institution... ; )
he is a kid. and the thought of it is gross.
While gay men may long for Dan, rumor has it he is a devoted hetero. Now and again the British tabloid speak of his prowess with the ladies.
Yeah, they did that with that superstud he-man Rock Hudson as well..........
I’m picking out a Thermos for you.
Yuck! That song sucked big-time back in 1981 and it's even worse now. Just hearing it makes me want to hurl of gives me dry heaves.
That’s why I am relieved we are doing Styx today. I always blast the intro where he screams on Renegade. The kiddos cringe when they hear it starting because they know what’s coming.
i like tainted love!
Take it back. It’s horrible.
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