Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday word: simulacrum

simulacrum: [sim-yuh-ley-kruh m]

Plural: simulacra: [sim-yuh-ley-kruh]

noun: An imitation or representation of a person or a thing, like a statue or a painting. One could argue that words themselves are simulacra as they are merely representations of the things, people, and ideas they describe, rather than the actual things.

etymology: Latin from 1590-1600. Literal translation "likeness" or "similarity."

Simulacrum of the goddess Artemis:

Tags: latin, noun, s, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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