Wondrous Words. Words New To Me #6
Today I’m sharing 4 words. Although I heard eschatology before and understood its meaning from the reading I was doing, but, even so, I’ve decided to include it. Mores is a word I was puzzled about and didn’t get its meaning from the reading, so I had to search. I like the sound of it.
All the words I’m sharing today are from readings I did for university. None of these were from books I finished, as I read chapters, primary sources, or articles. I didn’t make notes from where I read them, so for only one I know it was from a primary source.
eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the end of times, the end of world sort of thing.
This must be a word known to people who read on religion.
mores encompasses social norms that are widely observed within a society or culture. Mores offer an insight in what is acceptable and what is not within that culture.
I read this word in a primary source from the 18th century, so I don’t think it is used today very often.
sibset is a group of siblings.
Considering that the known search engine was suggesting subset in maths as an alternative, I imagine sibset is not a word widely used these days.
abeyance is a state of temporary disuse or suspension. It is used in connection with property, titles, or an office.
Were you familiar with any of these words?