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Saturday & Sunday Word: Doula & Glossolalia

dou·la [ˈdu lə]:
origin: Greek; doule= female servant

noun
A trained woman in charge of providing emotional & physical support before, during, and after pregnancy. Whereas, a "midwife" provides medical support and assists in the birthing process specifically.


glos·so·la·li·a [ˌɡlɒsəˈleɪlɪə]:
origin: (1875) Greek; glssa= tongue + lalein= to babble.

noun
A hypnotic trance or episode of religious ecstasy resulting in partly or entirely indecipherable speech; referred to as "speaking in tongues" by mostly Pentecostal churches [Acts 2:4].

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