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teratology  noun:  1 Medicine & Biology, the scientific study of congenital abnormalities and abnormal formations. he has made a long study of teratology.   figurative : the teratologies of human corruption.   2 mythology relating to fantastic creatures and monsters.

ocellated adjective  (of an animal) having eye-like markings.

allograph noun:  Linguistics,  each of two or more alternative forms of a letter of an alphabet or other grapheme, for example the capital, lower case, italic, and various handwritten forms of a letter.  • Phonetics each of two or more letters or letter combinations representing a single phoneme in different words. Allographs of the phoneme |f| include the (f) of ‘fake’ and the (ph) of ‘phase

ORIGIN 1950s: from allo-‘other, different’ + grapheme.

morphology  noun (pl.morphologies)  1  the study of the forms of things, in particular:       • the branch of biology that deals with the form of living organisms, and with relationships between their structures.

• Linguistics the study of the forms of words, in particular inflected forms. grammar is organized along two main dimensions: morphology and syntax. a generative approach to Italian morphology.  2 a particular form, shape, or structure.  ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from Greek morphē ‘form’ + -logy.

anaphora noun  1 Grammar the use of a word referring back to a word used earlier in a text or conversation, to avoid repetition, for example the pronouns he, she, it, and they and the verb do in I like it and so do they. Compare with cataphora.  2 Rhetoric the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses.  3 Christian Church the part of the Eucharist which contains the consecration, anamnesis, and communion.

ORIGIN late 16th cent.: sense 1, sense 2 via Latin from Greek, ‘repetition’, from ana- ‘back’ + pherein ‘to bear’; sense 3 from late Greek.

cataphora   noun:[ mass noun ] Grammar: the use of a word or phrase that refers to or stands for a later word or phrase (e.g. the pronoun he in he may be approaching 37, but Jeff has no plans to retire from the sport yet). Compare with anaphora.  ORIGIN 1970s: from cata- on the pattern of anaphora.

thill  noun: historical:  a shaft, especially one of a pair, used to attach a cart or carriage to the animal drawing it.    ORIGIN Middle English: of unknown origin.

I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING UP THIRL, but it wasn't in the online dictionary.  I found thill instead. I have other, esoteric dictionaries. I'll try them...

katakana noun [ mass noun]  the more angular form of kana (syllabic writing) used in Japanese, primarily used for words of foreign origin. Compare with hiragana.  ORIGIN early 18th cent.: Japanese, literally ‘side kana


hiragana  noun [ mass noun ] the more cursive form of kana (syllabic writing) used in Japanese, primarily used for function words and inflections. Compare with katakana.   ORIGIN Japanese, ‘plain kana’.