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Macroscian, Issle, Kantikoy

Happy Monday all! I missed last week so you get two words plus one extra in order to celebrate making it to the LJ Spotlight this week! Welcome to all the new word nerds! This feels like a good time to mention that our supreme overlord and friendly neighbourhood nerdfury 's new 1word1day facebook group is slowly getting off the ground so if you are facebook literate join us there as well! Now onto Monday's word(s) of the day!

Macroscian
noun


Pronunciation:
[mah-kro-she-uhn]

Definition:

1.One who casts a long shadow.

2. Inhabitants of polar regions.

Etymology:
From the Greek macros meaning long and skia meaning shadow.



Issle
noun


Pronunciation:
[i-zel]

Definition:

An ember or spark.

Etymology:
From the Old English ysel meaning low.

Notes:
May also be spelt izle, isel, izel.

 

Kantikoy
verb/noun


Pronunciation:
[kan-ti-coy]

Definition:
A form of or the act of dancing as worship.

Etymology:
All I could find on this one is that it is of Native American origin. It seems to have been integrated into modern English for non culture-specific sacred dancing but still primarily used in the Native American context.

Notes:
May also be written as canticoy.



Usage:
"Around the ceremonial flame issles made each dancer in the kantikoy a macrosian, the distorted shadows of their thick, fur coats looking like the ghosts of polar bears across the barren white of the icecaps."

Love Tahlia. Reminding you all that a Baron mines for oil but in a barren wasteland he finds nothing.

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