Thank you all for your kind comments yesterday, they are very much appreciated . Hopefully I will get my head back in one piece at some point!
Anyway, this week's "Words of the Week" are:
Dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld
Chthonic comes from khthón, the Greek word for earth
1. Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.
1. A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink.
Inkhorn derives from the name for the container formerly used (beginning in the 14th century) for holding ink, originally made from a real horn. Hence it came to refer to words that were being used by learned writers and scholars but which were unknown or rare in ordinary speech.
A travelling from place to place; a wandering.
Peregrination comes from Latin peregrinatio, from peregrinari, "to stay or travel in foreign countries," from peregre, "in a foreign country, abroad," from per, "through" + ager, "land."
1. Suffering the effects of, or derived from, or suggestive of gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous stomach.
2. Marked by gross intemperance, especially in drinking;
Crapulous is from Late Latin crapulosus, from Latin crapula, from Greek kraipale, drunkenness and its consequences, nausea, sickness, and headache.
A tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells.
Tintinnabulation derives from Latin tintinnabulum "a bell," from tintinnare from tinnire, "to jingle."
AWAY IN AMSTERDAM - Tomorrow I am going to Amsterdam to be the body guard of nearly 7 year old grandson Toby. It is about time that I leave home for a few days because I think...