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I Never Knew There Was a Word for it

From this weeks A-Word-a-Day (see Blogroll)

This week’s theme: porcine words to mark the Chinese new year.

epigamic (ep-i-GAM-ik) adjective

Of or relating to a trait or behavior that attracts a mate.

Examples: In an animal, bright feathers or big antlers.
In a human, a sports car or a big bust.

[From Greek epigamos (marriageable), from epi- (upon) + gamos (marriage).]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

“The change from the young, intellectual, epigamic Jays, to the more
diplomatically sophisticated Hendersons also reflected a sharp change
in Washington lifestyle.”
Peter D. Carr; It Occurred to Me; Trafford Publishing; 2006.

February 20, 2007 - Posted by | Language, Marriage, Relationships, Social Issues, Uncategorized, Women's Issues, Words

2 Comments »

  1. lol ok i’m holding you responsible if i get slapped after saying “what loverly epigamic assets you have” to the next cute financial analyst i meet 😛

    Comment by skunk | February 20, 2007 | Reply

  2. SKUNK – as long as you don’t pinch her assets, you’ll be ok! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 21, 2007 | Reply


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