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Friday word: Halcyon

Halcyon

Adjective:


  1. denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

Noun:


  1. a tropical Asian and African kingfisher with brightly colored plumage.

  2. a mythical bird said by ancient writers to breed in a nest floating at sea at the winter solstice, charming the wind and wave into calm.

(from writerscircle.com)

More historical info and examples here: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/halcyon-days.html
Tags: adjective, greek, h, wordsmith: med_cat
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