2018-01-27 22:49:21 UTC
throw (someone) out of a window:
"she had made up her mind that the woman had been defenestrated, although the official verdict had been suicide"
remove or dismiss (someone) from a position of power or authority:
"the overwhelming view is that he should be defenestrated before the next election"
defenestrate -- I've been wondering for 20? years... Why do they
have a word for it?
--- was it THAT common as a form of suicide ?
it's rare even in movies !
and to think that maybe 1/2 of English-speaking ppl
who know this word
would understand it, & use it _without_
knowing Ger. Fenster !
Hasty bitch bringeth forth blind whelps, The.
[Festinatio improvida est, et caeca. - Livy, xxii ...
used in Utopia by More
festinate sounds like it should mean "fasten"
like Ger. fest.
or related to festive.
Feste was my fav. in the BBC Shakespeare on TV, but
now i can only remember Ben Kingsley's face.
re: his name -- he is surely festive.
was his name supposed to also suggest Hastiness?
Feste is a fool in the William Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night. He is attached to the household of the Countess Olivia. He has apparently been there for some time, as he was a "fool that the Lady Olivia's fathe… .........__________________________
if i can put together 200 entries like this,
it could be published as a book
under a different byline.
with the title [ Alphabest Juice ]
(I'd be the ghostwriter, or one of them.) HH