Monday, January 17, 2005

Odysseus and odium

From the word-a-day list offered by

odium (O-dee-uhm) noun

1. Hatred accompanied by contempt.
2. A state of infamy or disgrace.

[From Latin odium (hatred), from odisse (to hate). Ultimately from Indo-European root od- (to hate) that is also the source of the words hate, annoy, noisome, and ennui.]

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