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Word of the Day 10/03/15 Syzygy

Syzygy (noun)
syzygy [siz-i-jee]


noun, plural syzygies.
1. Astronomy. an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet: Syzygy in the sun-earth-moon system occurs at the time of full moon and new moon.
2. Classical Prosody. a group or combination of two feet, sometimes restricted to a combination of two feet of different kinds.
3. any two related things, either alike or opposite.

Origin: 1650-60; < Late Latin syzygia < Greek syzygía union, pair, equivalent to sýzyg (os) yoked together ( sy- sy- + zyg-, base of zeugnýnai to yoke+ -os adj. suffix) + -ia -y

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

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thtwzjustadream
Oct. 4th, 2015 05:48 am (UTC)
I had an immediate idea for this one! ;). It also worked in with the weekend challenge prompt I pulled, so yay for filling two, lol...

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simplyn2deep
Oct. 4th, 2015 12:18 pm (UTC)
Woo! Thats great!
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