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Another word
« on: May 02, 2017, 12:35:10 PM »
Can any one out there help one of my students finding the meaning of the word, " Saviter" please?
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Re: Another word
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 12:48:17 PM »
Savitar -an important Hindu god; the sun in its life-giving aspect.

Saviter? No idea :-\

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Re: Another word
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 08:41:35 PM »
Thank you madam but a student came across the word in a film called "The Flash" I haven't sen the film. Has anyone? Perhaps, it would give a clue.

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Re: Another word
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 01:15:11 PM »
It's an acronym.

S-is for success, in all you will do.

A-is for accomplished, in all that you do.

V-is for valor, your strength.

I-is for intense, your zest of living.

T-is for tried, tried and true you.

E-is for expressive, not one to hold within.

R-is for rock star, let it out!

Let's teach our students how to use google  ;)
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Re: Another word
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 02:12:02 PM »
Google, that's where you found it Rafi? Good!

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Re: Another word
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 02:13:11 PM »
Can you help finding the meaning of "aa", please?

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Re: Another word
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 04:26:00 PM »
The definition of AA is "Alcoholics Anonymous" or "African-American" or "Automobile Association  :)
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Re: Another word
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 08:41:20 PM »
Thanks Rafi for your interesting responses but I was looking foe a real word meaning for "aa" and its first entry into a dictionary. I hope you would come up with the right response now. Thank you

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Re: Another word
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 10:22:31 PM »
aa: Basaltic lava forming very rough, jagged masses with a light frothy texture.

Origin:
Mid 19th century: from Hawaiian 'a-'a.

Source: Oxford Dictionary.

If you are happy now  :)
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Re: Another word
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 11:16:00 AM »
Yes, Rafi. Thank you.  I am happy about its first appearance which was in the Oxford Dictionary but I'm still looking for the meaning of the word.
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Re: Another word
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2017, 02:53:37 PM »
Anybody home????

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Re: Another word
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 05:50:56 PM »
OK, then. Here it is:
"aa: A kind of volcanic lava that forms jagged masses with a light frothy texture; in an unrelated sense ('a stream') "aa" is the first entry in the Oxford English Dictionary."

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Re: Another word
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 11:01:38 AM »
Good to know!

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Re: Another word
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 12:00:19 PM »
Thank you madam.