melliferous

Pronounced: muh-LIFF-er-uhs, adj

Notes: I thought this word was a synonym for melodious, but it’s not


Yesterday’s word

The word anschauung means

  • intuition
  • outlook, attitude, opinion, etc
First usage

The word came into English in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

As you probably guessed, our word is Germanic in origin. It comes from the German word Anschauung (view, contemplation, perception), which comes from anschauen (to look at), which is made up of an- (at) combined with schauen (to look). When I first saw this word, I thought of the word Anschluss, meaning “union”, but more specifically the 1938 political union of Austria with Germany.

By the way, I recently learned that German nouns are capitalized, so I’m attempting to remember to do this when dealing with word of German origin.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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