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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, September 06, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

empaestic
(also empaeistic, empaistic)
ADJECTIVE

Art Architecture
rare
Of or relating to embossing or embossed ornamentation; (of ornamentation) embossed, stamped.
Origin
Mid 19th century. From Hellenistic Greek ἐμπαιστικός of or relating to embossing (in ἐμπαιστική τέχνη the art of embossing) from Byzantine Greek ἐμπαιστός embossed (although this is apparently first attested later; from Hellenistic Greek ἐμπαίειν to beat in, emboss, already in ancient Greek in intransitive, figurative use + -τός, suffix forming verbal adjectives) + -ικός.
Pronunciation

empaestic/ɛmˈpiːstɪk//ɛmˈpʌɪstɪk//ɪmˈpiːstɪk/

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

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