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Mark from Charlevoix asked about the word anthology. Originally, it was a collection of short but exquisite poems. The conceit was that they were a collection of flowers [ ????? /anthos, flower, + - ????? /logia, collection]. Later, the word was extended to include other genres. The same Greek combining form was used to create a number of words. anthocephalus: having a flower-like head.
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Amanda & Mark's elegant, nature-loving, pagan and Christian wedding

Relationships / Weddings : Offbeat Bride (21 hours ago)

If you're a traditional meets offbeat kinda couple, this wedding might be right up your alley. Sure, they included lots of traditional elements like a white dress, formal attire, and pretty flowers, but just wait until you get a loa... Read Post

Brandon Flowers sees himself in Steve Smith

American Football / NFL : NFL Nation Blog (19 hours ago)

SAN DIEGO -- They’re both feisty, ultra-competitive and play with a junkyard mentality. And they are about the same size. So when San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers lines up across from Baltimore Ravens receiver Steve Smi... Read Post

Word of the Day: 'Florilegium'

Academics / Philosophy : Maverick Philosopher (2 months ago)

You have already guessed that it has something to do with flowers. By its etymology, a gathering of flowers, literary flowers. A florilegium, then, is an anthology, compendium, collection, miscellany, album of excerpts and extracts ... Read Post

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