Word of the day

Google Mail tells me that the word of the day is “thaumaturgy”: “The performance of miracles or magic… Thaumaturgy comes from the Greek words for ‘wonder’ (thauma) and ‘work’ (ergon). A practitioner of thaumaturgy is a thaumaturgist or thaumaturge.”

And a blog that chronicles such works would be “a thaumaturgical compendium.”

The links to thaumaturgical on the first page of Google lead mainly to definitions, though digging a little deeper uncovers a thaumaturgical engineer, the pagan practice of thaumaturgical design, and a page on the “thaumaturgical erection of Solomon’s temple” which was, “in some marvelous and wonderful manner self-builded.”

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  1. Mary Halavais
    Posted 3/25/2009 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    What’s this? Nothing about the kings of medieval France who were said to be able to cure thaumaturgically, with what one French historian famously called “the royal touch?” Those Googilians clearly need a historian on board.

  2. Posted 3/27/2009 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    When are we going to hear your “Thauma Thauma Thauma” theme song Alex?

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