Saturday, July 6, 2013

Save-a-Word Saturday

Welcome to Save-a-Word Saturday!

Join us as we spread our love of old and unusual words by sharing them with other bloggers and thereby saving them from the oldest, least-visited vaults of the Word Bank.
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The rules run thusly:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog.

2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you're having trouble coming up with something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list below (it's down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Be a hero by using the words in your everyday life--that is how they will really be saved!  Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week's theme is . . . flower pots 

Our word is:
claviger, noun
one who carries a key; a key-keeper

And our sentences are:

The claviger paced with dainty feet through the center of the garden.  Past urn after urn after huge urn overflowing with flowers, until she came to the wrought-iron gate, and drew the key out from a fold in her dress.

Next weeks theme...keys.  Because they're obviously so cool.  

And I had scones...on Thursday, but still!  They were yummy. :)


  1. I am, as always, quite jealous of your scone eating!

    I really like that word, and yes, keys are awesome. There is just something about an old key that is magnificent.

    1. I agree! I recently managed to work an important key into my WiP, and I'm really excited about it. :)

  2. "Key-keeper" sounds important in its own right, but "claviger" just takes it to a whole new level of gravitas! Could make for a kind of cool character name, too -- particularly if said character has something to do with a key. ^^

    1. That totally WOULD be a cool character name!

  3. I am sick with envy because of those scones.