View previous topic | View next topic

Rare "H" words

Page 1 of 2
Goto page 1, 2  Next

bemahan
577081.  Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:31 pm Reply with quote

http://www.drbilllong.com/2008WordsV/HWords.html
This chap seems slightly obsessed with words beginning with 'h', but there's some interesting stuff in there.

 
zomgmouse
577112.  Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:28 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
Hemerine: Daily.


Hebdomadal is also "daily" and in my mind equally rare.

 
suze
577118.  Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:33 pm Reply with quote

Hebdomadal means "weekly" - note the similarity with words like heptagon and you'll realise that it means "every seven days".

 
zomgmouse
577130.  Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:47 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Hebdomadal means "weekly" - note the similarity with words like heptagon and you'll realise that it means "every seven days".

My mistake. The French "quotidien" and "hébdomadaire" got muddled in my mind, as I learnt them at the same time.

Nevertheless, it's quite a rare word.

 
Sebastian flyte
577146.  Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:25 pm Reply with quote

Homovestism a condition where a person ONLY wears clothing seen as 'suitable' for their sex. Although more so it is the erotictism of wearing clothes seen as suitable for your sex..

 
Posital
577184.  Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:32 am Reply with quote

Cool... see also...

Homeovestism is "an impersonation of the idealized phallic parent of the same sex" in order "to overcome shameful and frightening cross-gender identifications" (Kaplan 1991)

 
zomgmouse
577187.  Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:31 am Reply with quote

"Heteroclitic" - different. Nothing to do with female genitalia.

 
tetsabb
577597.  Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:47 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
Hiulcity: A cleft or an opening.


No, surely a football club?

 
phildavo18
578578.  Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:24 am Reply with quote

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia- Fear of the number 666

Hygrophobia- Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture (well you ain't gonna last long then, are you?)

 
Celebaelin
578595.  Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:03 am Reply with quote

hegemony - leadership, predominance

heirophant - An interpreter of sacred mysteries or arcane knowledge.

 
samivel
578673.  Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:56 am Reply with quote

Tsk. It's hierophant. From the Greek ta hiera, "sacred, holy", and phainein, "to show". Cf. hieroglyphics, meaning 'sacred carving'.

:)

 
crissdee
578677.  Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:14 am Reply with quote

hegemony is leadership by apparent consent eg;

Man Utd* have a hegemony of the Premiership.

*or any other team as appropriate.


At least that is how it was defined to me back in Communication Studies at Uni.

 
Celebaelin
578680.  Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:16 am Reply with quote

tyop!

I mean typo!

Lengthier definitions of hegemony are available but I suppose I'd say that hegemony is the leadership displayed by a principal or predominant member, body or organisation.

 
Posital
579068.  Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:32 pm Reply with quote

crissdee wrote:
hegemony is leadership by apparent consent eg;

Man Utd* have a hegemony of the Premiership.

ManU don't lead by consent, they lead because they beat everyone else.

Either way, this is the wrong sense of "lead".

 
zomgmouse
579107.  Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:11 am Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
hegemony - leadership, predominance

Or to put it in a Marxist/Gramscian context, a hegemonic society is one in which the ruling class controls the masses through coercion rather than force, and thus the masses are content in their position.

 

Page 1 of 2
Goto page 1, 2  Next

All times are GMT - 5 Hours


Display posts from previous:   

Search Search Forums

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group