Paging through the book yesterday, the following thought piqued my interest. How did our modern day dictionary evolved? The answer was quite surprising.
Athwart - across especially in an oblique direction; Brattle - clatter, scamper; Mort - a note sounded on a hunting horn when a deer is killed; Rapporteur - a person who gives reports (as at a meeting of a learned society); Screak - to make a harsh shrill noise ; Sejant - Sitting-- used of a heraldic animal ; Statant - standing in profile with all feet on the ground ; Whim-wham - a whimsical object or device especially of ornament or dress, fancy, whim.
There are well over thirty different types of dictionaries in use today. Some being slang, magician and foreign language, just to name a few.
I hope you enjoyed this article. Come visit with me more often. and leave a comment. Hmmm, I wonder how the Thesaurus began. That is food for thought at another time.