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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

edacious
adjective  eda·cious \i-ˈdā-shəs\
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Definition of edacious
1
archaic :  of or relating to eating
2
:  voracious
edacity \i-ˈda-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of edacious in a sentence
my edacious dining companion could always be counted on to order the largest—and often most expensive—item on the menu

Did You Know?
Tempus edax rerum. That wise Latin line by the Roman poet Ovid translates as "Time, the devourer of all things." In its earliest known English uses, edacious meant "of or relating to eating." It later came to be used generally as a synonym of "voracious," and it has often been used specifically in contexts referring to time. That's how Scottish essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle used it when he referred to events "swallowed in the depths of edacious Time."

Origin and Etymology of edacious
Latin edac-, edax, from edere to eat — more at eat

First Known Use: circa 1798


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.



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