Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday Word: Apotropaic

apotropaic |ˌapətrəˈpā-ik|adjectivesupposedly having the power to avert evil influences or bad luck apotropaic statues.DERIVATIVESapotropaically |-ik(ə)lē| adverbORIGIN late 19th cent.: from Greek apotropaios‘averting evil,’ from apotrepein ‘turn away or from’-ic .

I can't remember where I picked up this word, but I've been reading lots of urban fantasy lately.

2 comments:

  1. If I've seen this one before, I definitely didn't know what it meant. :)

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    1. I'm prette sure I will soon forget it myself.

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