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[word-lover] 【整理】2009-08-18 How to Use a Word

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[Homework]【整理】2009-08-18 How to Use a Word

The word of the day for August 18th is canicular,spelled “C-A-N-I-C-U-L-A-R,canicular is an adjective that means of or relating to the dogs days that is  the period between early July and early september when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs at the northen hemisphere  。here is the word used in a sentence“during the canicular heat of August,many of the towns residents venture to the local swimming hole and search a way to stay cool . the Latin word “canicula” meaning small dog is the diminitive form of canis,the source of the english word for “canine”.Canicula is also the Latin name for siris, the star that represents the hound of orion in the constellation named for that hunter from roman and greek mythology。because the first visible rising of siris occurs during the summer ,the hot sultry days that occur from early  July to early september came to be associated with the dog star 。the Greeks call this time of year the “hēmerai kynades” which the Romans translated into Latin as “dies caniculares“ or as we know that them in english ” the dog days“ .with your word of  the day this thursday August 18th,i‘m peter··



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