Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


A.Word.A.Day

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ


Jul 11, 2002
This week's theme
Yours to discover

This week's words
ubiety
irade
ambit
estival
lanate

“There is no material with which human beings work which has so much potential energy as words.” ~Earnest Calkins
Send energy to friends & family
Bookmark and Share Facebook Twitter Digg MySpace Bookmark and Share
A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

estival or aestival

(ES-ti-vuhl) Pronunciation RealAudio

adjective: Relating to or occurring in summer.

From Latin aestivus (of or relating to summer) via Old French.

"Phaedrus's dialogue with Socrates takes place in a rustic locale `consecrated to Achelous and some of the nymphs' near a pleasant brook during the hours of estival noontime heat."
Twyla Meding; Pastoral Palimpsest; Renaissance Quarterly (New York); Winter 1999.

"I opted for a summer appetizer special of thinly sliced porcini mushrooms drizzled with gloriously fragrant olive oil and topped with snippets of parsley... Three globes of homemade apricot sorbet and biscotti ended the meal on a suitably estival note."
Jessica Harris; East Village Other; The Village Voice (New York), Jul 20, 1999.

X-Bonus

When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. -John W. Gardner, author and educator (1912-2002)

Join Us:
Subscribe to A.Word.A.Day to receive it in your mailbox every day.

Interact:

Bulletin board
AWADtalk

Moderated Chat
AWADchat

Readers' Voice
AWADmail

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith