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Word of the Day – Ylem

By January 7, 2018 Word of the Day

Ylem (noun)


(in the Big Bang theory) the primordial matter of the universe, originally conceived as composed of neutrons at high temperature and density.

1940s: from late Latin hylem (accusative) ‘matter’.

Example sentences

“You could say we’re all just made of ylem!”

Word of the Day – Isagogics

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Isagogics (adj)


Introductory study, especially of the literary and external history of the Bible prior to exegesis.

Mid 19th century: plural of isagogic, via Latin from Greek eisagōgikos, from eisagōgē ‘introduction’, from eis ‘into’ + agein ‘to lead’.

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