Word of the Week: Solitude

Solitude: being alone, usually by choice. It comes from solitudinem, a Latin word which means ‘loneliness’, but solitude often has a positive connotation. The word first became popular in the 17th century. 

Example Comic on a Quiet Lunch:


How To Say ‘Solitude’ in Different Languages:

SwahiliUpweke (pronounced oop-weh-kay)
Morse Code… — .-.. .. – ..- -.. . (dots are pronounced as ‘dit’ and dashes as ‘dah’)
Arabicعزلة (pronounced eazala)
EstonianÜksindus (pronounced ook-sin-doos)
Bengaliনির্জনতা (pronounced nirjanatā)

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