Word of the Day – Telamon

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Telamon (noun)


A male figure used as a pillar to support an entablature or other structure.

Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek telamōnes, plural of Telamōn, the name of a mythical hero.

Example sentences

“While time has obscured the faces and features, you can still tell the structure is held up by telamon.”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)


The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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