Thursday, April 26, 2007

Word of the day and thoughts

Dear Friends,

The following word of the day post is a special request by my brother.
TROW
to believe, think, or suppose
This is a very interesting word that isn't used very much at all anymore. My brother found it in a book that has been around for over a hundred years, but you can still find the definition on dictionary.com.
Believe and think are beautiful words with good meanings. Suppose is perhaps a more subtle, boring word for meditation or imagine. 'Trow' in itself sounds like a boring word that probably has something to do with a boring object. But it really isn't. Trow, once you know the meaning and how to use it, is a good word and really an interesting one. If you have read any of my previous posts, than you know that I tell you whether, by my definition, a word is a 'cut of poetry' or not. In 2007, Trow may not be the most beautiful cut, but a hundred years ago, it may, in fact have been as beautiful as the words meditation, imagine, and ponder (more on this in a minute). 'Trow' comes from several much older words, such as the ME word 'trowen' and the OE word 'treowian' all meaning similar things. Trow is a very old, outdated cut of poetry. Although I have never used it before, it is an old poetic word.
ON 'PONDER'
Ponder is an interesting word once you think about it. It has also been around for a long time, but I think it is beautiful in both meaning and sound. Definitely a cut of poetry, mostly because of its meaning.
That is all for now, but I will post some more thoughts soon!
Anna Elizabeth Hedges
NOTE: Information on the word of the day is from dictionary.com

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