Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Big Word Wednesday

This Wednesday's (very nearly Thursday's) word is pneumatic. Adjective. (1) "Of or relating to air or other gases." (2) "Of or relating to pneumatics." (3) (a) "Run by or using compressed air: a pneumatic drill." (3) (b) "Filled with air, especially compressed air: a pneumatic tire." (4) "Zoology. Having cavities filled with air, as the bones of certain birds." (5) "Of or relating to the pneuma; spiritual."

I'm most familiar with the fifth definition. This word can be added to the "one more thing that year of Koine Greek was useful for" list...

Last week: septentrional.