Word of the Day – Saudade

By February 14, 2017Word of the Day

Saudade (noun) (Portuguese)

sow-da-da

A deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.

A Portuguese word today for Valentine’s Day, and what a lovely word it is.

Example sentences

“He experienced saudade, or a longing nostalgia, for the life he shared with her”

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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