Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday @ BermudaOnion What new words have you learned this week? Join Kathy at Bermuda Onion to learn more.

1. lachrymatory
[LAK-ruh-muh-tawr-ee] Lachrymatory

Definition
1. also called lachrymal, a small, narrow-necked vase found in ancient Roman tombs, formerly thought to have been used to catch and keep the tears of bereaved friends

2. relating to or prompting tears

Use“Include lachrymatory on your list someday.”
~ Here by special request because of G’s comment on my Wondrous Words Wednesday, Dec 16. :-)

2. apodictic
(adj) [ap-uh-DIK-tik]

Definition—necessarily or demonstrably true

Use“He is making an apodictic statement to the effect that sin will not have dominion over the person who is under grace.”
~ Redemption Accomplished and Applied

3. cannulacannula
(n) [KAN-yuh-luh]

Definition—a lightweight, two-pronged device that fits into the nostrils and is connected to thin plastic tubing that carries oxygen

Use“Supplemental oxygen, delivered through a nasal cannula, can do a great deal to help the patient breathe more easily and relax.”
~ The Cleveland Guide to Lung Cancer

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Which words did you already know?

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I didn't know any of these words! I've seen plenty of cannulas but had no idea that's what they're called. Thanks for participating!

Mash1195 said...

I knew cannula being a former RN but did not know
apodictic.
My word is posted at http:cmashlovestoread.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Interesting words! I knew cannula, but not the others.

My words are here.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

You read the most interesting books. I knew none of your words.

Suko said...

Great Wondrous Wednesday. I love the pictures! (I may attempt this meme soon.)

G said...

Thanks, Lisa! Sorry, I'm just now catching up on my Google reader. (School is killer, should be working on it now...) Did I not include the Scripture that goes with lachrymatory? It's Psalm 56:8 -- God is aware of our sorrow; He stores our tears.

Unfortunately, I know what cannula means, although I had been misspelling it with a single n. I've used one many times. Wait! Let's put a positive spin on that. Fortunately I've been blessed by modern medicine and biomedical engineering that has provided a more efficient means of delivering oxygen to patients.

G said...

And here's a good usage sentence.

In times of sorrow, it's comforting to know my God cares about my grief and stores my tears in His own lachrymatory.

Lisa notes... said...

G,
Glad to get the Psalm 56 reference. Hope your schoolwork isn't causing God to catch more tears in his lachrymatory on your account.

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