Today I bring you half a dozen unusual words which are I feel fading away from our common vocabulary. Some you may know, others may well be foreign words. I like the look and sound of these, they sit neatly in my eye and head
To grow together, to form around or on something
To attract (such growth)
Origin: Latin – accrescere – grow
Slightly sour in taste
Rather sharp or caustic in speech
Origin: Latin – acidus – sour
I like the sound and meaning of this next one, think I will begin using it
To warm, to make comfortable
To bask in the warmth of the sun or fire
Origin: Old Scandinavian – beke – to expose body to warmth
This also appeals
Shelter, refuge, protection.
A place or person providing shelter or refuge
Origin:Scots from Old English – boldness
In Living History today three of the group mentioned carrier(homing) pigeons on railway stations of our youth so this had to come in.
A pigeon fancier
Origin: Latin -columba – dove and Greek –philos – lover (isn’t that a great mixture)
Overlapped like roof tiles
Related to over lapping of the calyx of flower
Origin: Latin – imbric – roof tile
Hope you liked them, and if you knew them and use them do let me know.