(in shorthand) a word represented by a single sign or symbol.
Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from Greek gramma ‘letter of the alphabet, thing written’ + logos ‘word’, on the pattern of words such as catalogue.
“You’ll have to read it, I’m not familiar with the grammalogues used.”
A custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people, especially a long-standing one regarded as outmoded or no longer important.
Mid 17th century: from Hebrew šibbōleṯ ‘ear of corn’, used as a test of nationality by its difficult pronunciation (Judg. 12:6).
A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.
Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.