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Word of the Day 2/18 – palvet

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v. to decorate, adorn. Examples palvetab us dhondan Xrisomas’r. We decorated our house for Christmas. Derivations palvad a decoration palvot decorated Synonyms palend to add decoration Notes palvet and palend are essentially the same word. The original distinction–between things and women, respectively–has long been lost, with both words now being almost completely interchangeable.

Word of the Day 2/15 – vesh

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v. to sail, travel in a sailing boat; to go by boat. Derivations vazh a small sailboat veshil a sailor veshad a sail, mainsail gelvazh a fishing boat Related Terms shaen a ship Idioms nemorvesh to be contrary, act against the perceived norms (literally “to sail against”) Notes (OOC) vesh (veś) can be used to […]

Word of the Day 2/13 – telsin

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v. to consume or expend a resource. Derivations telsaen a consumable resource telsun consumable; expendable telsaensil a consumer, one who consumes Related Terms utir to make use of tec to eat, consume, as food Notes telsin is used in both economic and scientific senses. Scientifically, it is most often used when referring to chemical reactions, […]

Word of the Day 2/11 – ecem

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v. to repel, drive away, push back. Examples ecemab ikelem irxelasiletan. The army drove back the invaders. alkin nemral, ine ecem saemal. Opposites attract, but likes repel. Derivations ecaem repulsion, a repulsive force ecom repulsive, repellent Antonyms alkin to attract altiren to attract, magnetically Notes The distinction between physical attraction (alkaen) and electromagnetic attraction (altiraen) […]

Word of the Day 2/8 – irxeles

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v. to invade, start an invasion or incursion. Derivations irxelaz an invasion, incursion irxelasil invader Etymology Probably from xil, “to attack”, using the locative case marker -ir as either a prefix or a part of a compound. Notes irxeles is intended to refer to military invasions, but colloquial usage has broadened its meaning to include […]