Thursday, 10 April 2014

Illustrious Wash


Illustrious, my random word selection presents.
A word with French and Latin roots; this proffers no surprise.
But to be termed 'a badly coined word' that props up the eyebrows.
What snobbery of etymology is this?
It is a dispute over the origin of -lustris, which is traceable to lustrum, to wash, or from the base luc- meaning light. The later option admitted as the more likely.
But a blend of both creates an alloy that cannot detract.
An image of bathing in light.



3 comments:

  1. I sure would like to bathe in light. Sounds wonderful.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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  2. The light does wash us. Such is its nature.

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  3. When the sun shines it is hard not to feel immersed and blessed- in my climate anyway- perhaps an emergency survival desert scenario would be different! x

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