Fascinating. How in world did you find this?
And I thought http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tohubohu was interesting.
Totally off topic, but I wanted to share this before I forgot:http://www.wimp.com/codexarchimedes/In this "Ted" talk, the speaker talks about an ancient manuscript of Archimedes, and how it was saved and deciphered.I think you'll find it fascinating.
Dr. Kaplan : serendipity.Phil, thanks for the listening recommendation!My favorite wild dictionary word has to be "taghmical," which made it to the OED on the strength of one 1698 book called "The Taghmical Art ; or, the Art of Expounding Scripture by the points usually called Accents, but are really Tactical." The author invented the English word "Taghmical," built out of the Hebrew word for the accents, טעמים.
That one had to have come from the madman.DF
Who knew? I thought it was a hyena. :-)