Friday, October 3, 2008

Some Words are Literally Littoral........

Even though I live on the coast, I have never heard of this word (and will likely be unable to remember to ever use it).....

Word of the Day........

littoral :
1. Of, relating to, or on a coastal or shore region, especially a seashore.
1. A coastal region, especially the zone between the limits of high and low tides.

A country that is landlocked or has few neighbors will be more vulnerable than one that is littoral or extensive.
-- Franklin L. Lavin,, "Asphyxiation or Oxygen? The Sanctions Dilemma", Foreign Policy, September-October 1996

Littoral derives from Latin littoralis, litoralis, from litor-, litus, "the seashore."

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