Pronounced: SPAV-ind, adj

Notes: I don’t think I’ve ever run across this word

Yesterday’s word

The word thalassic means

  • of, or pertaining to, seas and oceans
  • of, or pertaining to, smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs
  • growing, living, or found in the sea; marine
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Greek word thálassa (sea), with -ic added to indicate an adjective. I was annoyed with myself for not getting this word… I’ve dabbled a bit in Greek, and knew the word thálassa (sea). I also knew the word thanatos (death), but I got the words confused, and was therefore annoyed at myself.

Published by Richard

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

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