uniquepov (uniquepov) wrote in 1word1day,

Shakespearean Imagination

Well met by moonlight, friends!

It's Wednesday again shhhh, it's still Wednesday somewhere, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!

Yesterday marks the eleventh anniversary of the 11 September terrorist attacks on the USA. It’s hard to believe eleven years have passed; for many of us, I’m sure, it still feels much more recent. In memory of that day, today’s word is:

bloodstained : blood•stain'd / bluhd-steynd/ (adjective) :

-Covered or stained with blood; gory.
-Guilty of murder, slaughter or bloodshed.

Synonyms bleeding – blood-soaked - ensanguined - gory - grisly - imbrued

First seen in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (written 1593 - 1594). The full text of the play may be found here. Shakespeare’s usage was hyphenated (blood-stained).

Note: Scholars are divided as to authorship of Titus Andronicus, as the play was not published with Shakespeare credited as author during his lifetime. No definitive proof has yet been discovered to credit another author, however, and the play is still considered to be part of Shakespeare’s folio at this time.
Tags: adjective, b, english, shakespeare, theme: shakespeare, wordsmith: uniquepov

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