d.h. lawrence

the phoenix on this Penguin cover makes it a classic (Iphone photograph)

I love dictionaries:

phoenix |ˈfēniks|noun (in classical mythology) a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.• a person or thing regarded as uniquely remarkable in some respect.

PHRASES rise like a phoenix from the ashes emerge renewed after apparent disaster or destruction.

ORIGIN from Old French fenix, via Latin from Greek phoinix ‘Phoenician, reddish purple, or phoenix.’ Phoenix 1 |ˈfēniks| |ˈfinɪks| |ˈfiːnɪks| Astronomya southern constellation (the Phoenix), west of Grus.• [as genitive ] ( Phoenicis |fēˈnīsis; -ˈnē-| |fɪˈniːsɪs|) used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation :the star Delta Phoenicis.

ORIGIN Latin.Phoenix 2 |ˈfinɪks| |ˈfiːnɪks|the capital of Arizona; pop. 1,321,045. Its warm dry climate makes it a popular winter resort.

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One Comment on “d.h. lawrence”

  1. ted says:

    I’ve currently been working my way through “The Dictionary of Misinformation.” Great fun!


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