Epic English Words: Dictionary of Beauty, Interest, and Wonder (Paperback)
A Wonderful Book to Explore Beautiful and Interesting Words
A curated list of beautiful and often obscure words, but also interesting names from mythology, geography, poetry, literature, music, history, and more. A unique book -- the perfect gift for writers, poets, and word lovers
Unusual and interesting vocabulary, such as: moonglade, brontide, anagalactic, davening, nemorous, soulcraft, twitterlight, circumvolant, meeping, goetic, noetic, welkin, smokefall, cosmoplastic, esperance, soma, sweven, orison, omnishambles, pythonic, protogenic, obnubilate, hamadryad, mellisugent, numinous, nepenthe, noctivagant, sylvestral, subnivean, hemiboreal, and Arcadian.
Also creative place names (real & imaginary) and names from the arts & sciences, like: Avalonia, Shambhala, Muspelheim, Asphodel Meadows, El Gordo, Aldebaran, parasqualodon, Prufrockian, Devonian, Alfheim, Pavlopetri, Baltis Vallis, Fiddler's Green, Mountains of the Moon, Elysian Fields, Bucephalus, Mongolian death worm, Hesperides, Albion, Ilium, Hibernia, and Drakensburg
This book is part dictionary, part very portable, extremely selective, and curated encyclopedia. This book showcases words and terms that are all interesting for some reason. Some look or sound beautiful; some are strange in a creative way; some esoteric and deep. Many entries include etymologies and quotations from poetry, literature, etc. showing word usage.
In addition to the many recherch vocabulary words, there are numerous entries from mythology, astronomy, geography, mathematics, zoology, poetry, and literature. Just a few humans are listed as entries (e.g., Finnish poet Runeberg and English astrologer Sepharial). A liberal sprinkling of English's more elegant prefixes (such as: circum-, cosmo-, proto-, ob-, and para-) and suffixes (-esque, -mancy, -escent, -ium, and -genic) are spread throughout this alphabetized volume.Whether purchased for yourself or an artistic and creative friend or relative, this book will be enjoyed by those who want to discover interesting and beautiful words that haunt the fringes of the English language