☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,


Sunday Word: Encaustic

en·caus·tic (ɪnˈkɒstɪk):
origin: (1650) Latin encausticus, Greek enkaustikos "for burning in", en- + kaiein, "to burn".

1. A paint made of pigment combined with beeswax, affixed or textured using heat after application; other materials can be encased or collaged into the surface, or layered, using the encaustic medium adhering it to the surface.
2. The technique of designing with this mixture.
3. Art produced with such mixtures (ancient in origin).

We're currently looking for a regular Saturday poster in 1word1day!
~ inquire within ~

hit counter

Tags: e, greek, latin, noun, wordsmith: theidolhands

  • Wednesday Word: Nîcîwâkan

    Nîcîwâkan - noun. Nîcîwâkan is a Cree word for friend. To hear the pronunciation along with four other Cree words, watch the video below!

  • Tuesday word: Graduation

    Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 Graduation (noun) grad·u·a·tion [graj-oo-ey-shuhn] noun 1. an act of graduating; the state of being graduated. 2. the…

  • Sunday Word: Jardinière

    jardinière, jardiniere [jahr-dn- eer, zhahr-dn- yair] noun: 1 a: an ornamental stand for plants or flowers b: a large usually ceramic…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded