Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Word Wednesday: "Abderian"

Today's unusual and possibly defunct word is abderian.  Abderian means "given to incessant or idiotic laughter.  It comes from the city of Abdera in ancient Thrace, the home of Democritus, the "laughing plilosopher." 

I am heartily glad I do not know any abderian people.

The Lonely Alchemist

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