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Word of the Day – Pradakshina

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Pradakshina (noun) (Hinduism)


The action of walking clockwise round a person or deity as a mark of respect.

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Moor (1771–1848), writer on Hindu mythology. From Sanskrit pradakṣiṇā, use as noun (short for pradakṣiṇā kriyā rightwards act) of feminine of pradakṣiṇa (directed) to the right from pra forth + dakṣiṇa (directed) to the right.

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Word of the Day – Lowling

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Lowling (noun) (archaic)


A person of low birth or status; a vulgar, ill-mannered, or uncultured person. Later also: a minion, an underling.

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Mulcaster (?1532–1611), schoolmaster and author. From low + -ling.

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