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Main Entry: ser·a·phim
Pronunciation: \ˈser-ə-ˌfim, -ˌfēm\
Function: noun plural
Etymology: Late Latin seraphim, plural, seraphs, from Hebrew śĕrāphīm
Date: 12th century
1 : an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy
2 singular, plural seraphim : one of the 6-winged angels standing in the presence of God
Main Entry: kine
archaic plural of cow
Main Entry: 2 nuptial
Date: circa 1555
: marriage, wedding —usually used in plural
Main Entry: vo·lu·mi·nous
Etymology: Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen
1 : consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions : winding
2 a : having or marked by great volume or bulk : large ; also : full b : numerous ying to keep track of voluminous slips of paper>
3 a : filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes b : writing or speaking much or at great length
Main Entry: fat·wa
Pronunciation: \ˈfət-wə, ˈfät-wä\
Etymology: Arabic fatwā
Date: circa 1889
: a legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader
Main Entry: 1waft
Pronunciation: \ˈwäft, ˈwaft\
Etymology: Middle English, perhaps from past participle of Middle English (northern dial.) waffen, by-form of Middle English waven to wave
Date: 15th century
: to move or go lightly on or as if on a buoyant medium
: to cause to move or go lightly by or as if by the impulse of wind or waves
Main Entry: ma·ha·ra·ja
Variant(s): or ma·ha·ra·jah \ˌmä-hə-ˈrä-jə, -ˈrä-zhə\
Etymology: Hindi & Urdu mahārāja, from Sanskrit, from mahat great + rājan raja; akin to Latin rex king — more at much, royal
: a Hindu prince ranking above a raja
Main Entry: dod·dered
Etymology: probably alteration of dodded, from past participle of English dial. dod to lop, from Middle English dodden
1 : deprived of branches through age or decay
2 : infirm, enfeebled
The names of the ships were la Santa Clara, la Pinta, la Santa Maria/Gallega. The crew renamed the ships to the Nina (the girl, or rather, the "working" girl); the Pintada (or the "painted" one; i.e. the girl wearing make-up, in other words, the prostitute) and the Maria Galante (the surname of another "lady of leisure"). The church censored the nicknames to more christian names which are now considered "true history"
The Santa María was the largest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Her master and owner was Juan de la Cosa.
The Niña (the Spanish word for "girl") was one of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage towards the Indies in 1492. The real name of the Niña was Santa Clara. Her master and owner was Juan Niño.
La Pinta (the "Painted") was the fastest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Captain of the Pinta was Martín Alonzo Pinzón.
In Norse mythology, Muspelheim ("Flame land"), also called Múspell, is a realm of fire. This realm is one of the Nine Worlds and it is home to the Fire Demons or the Sons of Muspell, and Surtr, their ruler. It is fire; and the land to the North, Niflheim, is ice. The two mixed and created water from the melting ice in Ginnungagap.
According to the Ragnarök prophecies in Snorri Sturluson's Gylfaginning, the first part of his Prose Edda, the sons of Muspel will break the Bifröst bridge, signaling the end of times:
Main Entry: emo·ti·con
Etymology: emotion + icon
: a group of keyboard characters (as :-)) that typically represents a facial expression or suggests an attitude or emotion and that is used especially in computerized communications (as e-mail)
The Iroquois also refers to themselves as the Haudenosaunee, which means "People of the Longhouse," or more accurately, "They Are Building a Long House."