Saturday, April 07, 2007

My New Hetero Identity

Henceforth, I shall be known as Heteroclite! As at dictionary.com, 3:

het·er·o·clite

–adjective Also, het·er·o·clit·ic het·er·o·clit·i·cal.
1. irregular or abnormal; anomalous.
2. Grammar. irregular in inflection; having inflected forms belonging to more than one class of stems.
–noun
3. a person or thing that deviates from the ordinary rule or form.
4. Grammar. a heteroclite word.

(Origin: 1570–80; <>heteroclitus <>heteróklitos, equiv. to hetero- hetero- + -klitos, verbid of klnein to bend, inflect]

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