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Word of the Day



franknbea
United Kingdom

Word of the Day
 
Good Morning to one and All!
Today ´s word is; Abacinate
Good luck!
a virtual cocktail for theright answers.

20 Aug 2010      



Jayho
Australia

Well Poohbear, I think Frank probably feels like holding a red-hot metal plate to you for breaking the contest rules LOL

20 Aug 2010     



blunderbuster
Germany

Aaaa´m wearin´ shades, so I ain´t no clue whatcha talkin´ about, kitty critter ;o) Besides, whoa, you paper kitty messin´ with a bear?

Okay, here goes: "aba" usually means "down"...."cinate" could have something to do with fire... "cinder" ...so to set something on fire and burn it down?


;o))))

20 Aug 2010     



mariannina
Italy

It was a Medieval torture, too. I don ´t post the link because the topic is reeeeealy frightening!
CiaoWacko

20 Aug 2010     



almaz
United Kingdom

No, it has an alternate meaning: to burn all of your Swedish pop records.

20 Aug 2010     



Jayho
Australia

Aaaa´m wearin´ shades, so I ain´t no clue whatcha talkin´ about, kitty critter ;o) Besides, whoa, you paper kitty messin´ with a bear?
 
Ha ha BB - so ya like my graph kitty - I thought it was very cute.
 
Well, I decided to have a sneaky peeky quick squiz at my fave online dict. and I found that PB ´s words were exacatackly the same.  But ok, maybe I shouldn ´t meddle with the bear utherwise I could find myself in a sticky not-so-sweet situation.  LOL

20 Aug 2010     



mariannina
Italy

Hello Almaz, what does "to burn all of your Swedish pop records"  mean?
Thank you

20 Aug 2010     



blunderbuster
Germany

ABBA = Swedish pop group ;o)

20 Aug 2010     



anaisabel001
Spain

Hi all,
You ´re really quick!
That ´s what I ´ve found :

From Late Latin abacinātus, perfect passive participle of abacinō; possibly formed from ab (“off”) + bacīnum (“a basin”) or bacīnus. Probably cognate with modern Italian abbacinare (“to dazzle”).

blind - make blind by putting the eyes out; "The criminals were punished and blinded"

You can find the word "Abacinate"in  the lyrics of a song called "Angel Death" by Slayer:

Seas of blood, bury life

Smell your death as it burns

Deep inside of you

Abacinate, eyes that bleed

Praying for the end of

Your wide awake nightmare

Wings of pain, reach out for you

His face of death staring down,

Your blood running cold

Injecting cells, dying eyes

Feeding on the screams of

The mutants he ´s creating

Pathetic harmless victims

Left to die

Rancid Angel of Death

Flying free


Have a lovely day !! Hug


20 Aug 2010     



Jayho
Australia

Did someone say Sweden?

20 Aug 2010     



Mariethe House
France

 you are not supposed to give the answer!!AngryBig smile  supposed to guess: a real guess or a silly guess! (Thank you anyway Anaisabel for giving the origin of the word!Wink)
Yes, I ´d say .... Abba: yes....erm..... cinate.....erm  : cinccinate!Cincinnati!...... nate: born 
 Abba were born in Cincinnati! That ´s my final answer!

20 Aug 2010     

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