Here is your weekly WOOF round-up. Every day of the week, we find a different dictionary from the BlogMutt dictionary collection, and choose a timely word from it! WOOF stands for WOrd of the day from the dictionary OF the day.
Tuesday: Hearten — To bestow upon another an influence directly from the heart, or to impart new life directly to the heart. From Anglo-Saxon hearte, Dutch hart, Icelandic harjte, Gothic hairto, Sanskrit hrid, Greek καρδία, Russian serdtse. (1917 Crabb’s English Synonyms)
Wednesday: St. Francis of Assisi — (1181 – 1226) Medieval saint, ascetic, and troubadour who eschewed his wealth, and loved god through all living creatures. (1967 Dictionary Of Christian Ethics)
Thursday: Lexicography — The art or practice of writing dictionaries. Though the term “lexicon” is often restricted only to mean a dictionary of Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, or Arabic. (1963 Usage And Abusage: A Guide To Good English)