My Word! May 5

Nyctalopia
nyc·ta·lo·pia
Noun
Night blindness
I hate driving at night since I suffer from nyctalopia.
Nyctalopia has been in use in English since 1684. You didn’t think I could keep coming up with words that have their origins in Latin, did you? Nyctalopia comes from Latin word nyctalops, which means “suffering from night blindness.” But this time the Latin word comes from something earlier, three Greek words: 1. Nyx meaning night; 2. Alaos meaning blind; and 3. Ops meaning eye.

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Betsey Ellis

Betsey is a recovering agent of Satan (.i.e. a legal professional) now working towards a lifetime goal of becoming a perfectly sane cat lady, medieval clothing designer, and occasional playwright. Maybe even finish my doctorate.....nyah, probably not, who needs another expert in Elizabethan Law and its effect on the growth of the middle class.