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Saturday Word: Paracosm

par·a·cosm (ˌpæɹ.əˈkɑz.‌əm):
origin: 1976, Ben Vincent; Greek παρά = para, “beside, alongside”) + κόσμος= kosmos, “world, universe”

noun
An epic imaginary world, frequently created in childhood and possibly lasting years or decades -- may include fictional geography, languages, societies, and animals. Adjective = paracosmos, paracosm.

Examples: Star Wars, Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Henry Darger

Tags: greek, medical, noun, p, wordsmith: theidolhands
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