Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday Word: Saurian


saurian |ˈsôrēən|adjectiveof or like a lizard.nounany large reptile, esp. a dinosaur or other extinct form.ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from modern Latin Sauria(see Sauria ) + -an .

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  1. I've never ever heard this word, and it's a good one! I think it should be used as an insult to describe certain people, although I hasten to add that I like lizards (as lizards). The best thing is that they'll never know what I meant....

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    1. It makes me think of Sauron from Lord of the Rings, although I don't find him particularly lizard-like.

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  2. I've seen the word before, but it's definitely not one I've ever used.

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