Word of the Day – Bergschrund

By July 14, 2017Word of the Day

Bergschrund (adj)

Burg-sh-rund

A crevasse at the junction of a glacier or snowfield with a steep upper slope.

Mid 19th century: from German, from Berg ‘mountain’ + Schrund ‘crevice’.

Example sentences

“I reach the bergschrund in less than an hour, only to find that I’ve miscalculated.”

Word of the Day – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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