Word of the Day 2/27 – rodaem

in Word of the Day

rodaem

rodaem (rodæm)


n. rust, corrosion, the result of an oxidizing process.

Examples

peleni irodaeman dhulraceso.
Clean the rust from your weapons.

Derivations

rodem to rust, corrode
rodom rusted, corroded

Etymology

rodaem (rodæm) is in some way derived from roja, “red”, but the etymology is obscure.

Notes (OOC)

Suzhoni science knows of rust and corrosion as chemical processes, though they use the old, military-derived, term for rust, even when referring to oxidized metals other than iron.