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knackatory, pogonotomy

Apologies for missing last week -- I was on holiday and completely forgot. So two words for you this week:


knackatory (NACK-uh-tor-ee) - n., a shop for knick-knacks.

pogonotomy (po-go-no-to-mee -- I'm not sure where the stress goes) - n., the cutting of beards.


The first is also knick-knackatory, as the shop in Dragon Quest V. It comes from knick-knack, itself a duplication of knack, a trifle. The latter is what I need to do after scruffing myself up after two weeks off. It was coined from Greek roots pogonos, beard + tomos, a cutting.

The proprietor of the knackatory was a wizened, white-haired man in desperate need of pogonotomy and a pullover that wasn't older than me.

---L.
Tags: english, greek, k, noun, p
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