#A133 (alluvial to almandite)
Hello word nerds. Welcome to another episode of the dictionary yet. We're still doing this real quick. Today is June twenty first, but when I'm recording this, it's not June twenty-first. But when you're listening to this, no, that's probably not right either. When this posts it will be June twenty-first, and that is the summer solstice of twenty nineteen. I love this day because it is the longest day of the year it has the most sunlight, and I think we could all use some more sunlight now in again. So go ahead, take advantage of the longest day of the year. If you're in the northern hemisphere, if you're in the southern hemisphere, it's probably your shortest day of the year and apologies for that. But in six months, it will be flip-flopped, and you can be very happy for your longest day of the year, and we will be in the cold and the dark. And that is really depressing. To me that time of year. All right. First word for this episode is. Alluvial. A. L. L. U. V. I A L. This is the first form. It's an adjective from seventeen eighty one relating to composed of or found in alluvia m-, as in alluvial soil or alluvial diamonds, next. We have the second form of alluvial. This is a noun from eighteen sixteen and alluvial deposit. Next is alluvial fan. F A N. This is to separate words. This is a noun from eighteen sixty two the alluvial deposit of a stream where it issues from a gorge upon a plane or of a tributary stream at its junction with the main stream, and we actually have a little black and white drawing of an alluvial fan. It just looks like some hills with a river in the middle. And then at the end of the river, sort of. Fans out, which is where they get the word fan from next is alluvial on. A. L. L. U. V. I. O N. This is a noun from fifteen thirty six one the wash or flow of water against ashore to we have these synonyms flood and inundation three the synonym alluvia m-, which we will be reading shortly four and a session to land by the gradual edition of matter as by deposit of alluvia m- that then belongs to the owner of the land to which it has added. Also the land so added. The says this is from the Latin aware a which means to flow past or deposit of water. And that is from LA Veira, or LA the vs might be w so it might be law wear a which means to wash and there's more at the word lie. L Y E, every time I hear the word lie. I think of the movie. Fight club. And next is alluvia. M-. A. L. L. U. V. I U M. This is a noun from circa sixteen fifty six clay silt sand gravel or similar Detroit o material deposited by running water next is all wheel drive all wheel is hyphenated. This is a noun from nineteen thirty four and automobile drive mechanism that acts on all four wheels of the vehicle next. We have the word ally. Or also ally, both pronunciations are correct. This is the first form of it. It's spelled. A. L L Y. This is a verb from the fourteenth century transitive definition is to unite or form a connection or relation between synonym is associate as in allied himself with a wealthy family by marriage in-transit definition is. To form or enter into an alliance as in two factions allying with each other. The etymology says this is from the Latin Ali Garay, which means to bind to that is from league ouray, which means to bind, and there's more at the word ligature. Now, we have the second form of ally or ally. This is a noun from fifteen ninety eight one a sovereign or state associated with another by treaty or league to a plant or animal linked to another by genetic or tech sonic proximity. Three one that is associated with another as a helper. Synonym is exhilarating. Now we have ally again, but this is a suffix. So it is dash. A. L. L Y, it says it's actually an adverb suffix so before the main definition, it has just a dash L Y as in terrifically. And then in that in the word. Terrifically A, L L Y is a cts to show that, that's the part that we're talking about. And then the main definition is in adverbs formed from adjectives in I see with no alternative form in icy a L. So it's talking about adjectives that end in icy, or I see a l so, for instance, in their example, terrific or terrific Li it ends in ic-, which is where A L L Y gets added to the word terrific. But if you were to have a word like radical, that's the just the first one that I can think of that ended in icy AL venue, just add L Y to turn it into an adverb. I think I figured it out next is I think it's pronounced. Alal-. A L, L, Y L. This is an adjective from eighteen fifty four being or containing the unsaturated monovalent radical. C h two c h c h to a lot of C H is, and it looks like the analogy is telling me that it is from the Latin word Allie, m which means garlic, and we've talked about that before next is the word a lillick a fun. Word to say L, L, Y L. I see this is an adjective from eighteen fifty six involving or characteristic of an ally ill radical. So, of course, L is the word that we just read. And that's funny. That radical is mentioned because I completely made that one up when we were looking at that adverb suffix next is the word alma. Jest. A. L. M. A. G. E. S T. This is a noun from the fourteenth century, any of several early medieval treatises on a branch of knowledge. The etymology is saying, this is from the aerobic all Modu STI the Arabic version of Ptolemies astronomy. Treaties treatise. And that is from, I'll plus the Greek Majestee, which literally means the greatest, as in composition. I guess, so that's what alma just means. Next is almo mater, two words, a l m a next word. M. A. T E R. This is a noun from sixteen fifty one one, a school college or university, which one has attended or from which one has graduated to the song, or hymn of a school college or university, the etymology, I think is kind of interesting, it's Latin, if you didn't already know that, and it means fostering, mother. So I think what it's saying is that the, the school or college or university that you graduated from is kind of law, like kind of like the mother, and it has fostered you it has given you education so you can go out. Into the world. That's kind of nice next. We have almanac. This is a noun from the fourteenth century one eight publication containing astronomical. And meteorological data for a given year, an often, including a miscellany of other information, I had trouble with the word meteorological, seemed like I was adding an extra syllable. But I think it's right to a usually annual publication containing statistical tabular and general information next. We have all. Mundine. A. L. M. A N D I N E this is a noun from the fifteenth century. We just have these synonym almond date, which is our next word. But let's take a look at the etymology first pairing this down. It looks like it's from the middle Latin Alabama Dina, and that is from Alabama, which is an ancient. City in Asia, Minor. And now we have the word Allman dight, and I think this will actually be the last word for this episode. A. L M, A, N D. I thi this is a noun from circa, eighteen sixty eight a deep red garnet consisting of an iron aluminum silicate, and that will be the end of this episode. Thank you so much for listening. And until next time this is Spencer reading the dictionary. Thank you. And goodbye.