Friday Facts - Words and Their Meanings #1

Happy Friday everyone!

So, this week I promised some fun with words. And, I'm a wordy kind of gal (both in that I like to find out what they mean and that I like to speak them... which is a nice way of saying I can sometimes talk a bit much.. ha!), so I may continue this for awhile. Let me know what you think, too. I want to find something that interests more than just me. :)

Anyway, do you ever read a verse (particularly in the King James Version of the Bible) and think, "Huh? What does that mean?" Well, I do. It's put me on a mission to find out what some of them mean.

Here's a few to think about this week.....

We find this word in Daniel 7:18 - Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

The meaning? "Thoughts" or earnest meditations.

This word is found in Luke 14:2 - And there, in front of Him was a certain man suffering from dropsy.

What is the definition of this word? It is a disease and only mentioned in the Bible one time -- in this scripture.

This word is in Genesis 40:7 - And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

Bake-meats are baked provisions. The literal meaning of the word is "works of the baker".

My challenge to you this weekend? See if you can use one of these in a sentence when speaking to someone. And, if you do, let me know. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to nonchalantly drop the word "dropsy" into a sentence without giggling. :)

Have a good one filled with many blessings from the Lord!

15 Thoughts Shared:

Joan said...

That was interesting. Stopped by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Joyfull said...

Loved this!! I will go for the challenge, hopefully bake-meats, but maybe dropsy, we'll see can come out sounding half way realistic! Happy Valentines Day to you.

Beth E. said...

I personally will shoot for "cogitations." I'll try to use it while we are enjoying our Valentine dinner! Haha!

Beth E.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, Melanie! I love it!

Here goes...

My cogitations regarding the dropsy I had just been diagnosed with left me with an aversion to all manner of bake-meats.

I plan on telling Steve tonight when I get home from work I have dropsy and plan to spend time time in cogitations before bedtime. Think he'll want to watch? LOL!

Amydeanne said...

very interesting!

Tonya said...

Hey, Melanie!

I could've sworn I left you a message yesterday. (I remember reading this post) Man, I'm becoming more and more ditzy by the day.

Anyway.. I came by this morning to wish you a VERY HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
♥ Tonya

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Well, all of those words are a little umm, "over my head" seeing that I'm just an ole southern gal who has that "southern-eze" talk, you know? :o) Except maybe "dropsy" like..."for some reason, I've got the dropsys...can't hold on to a thing!" Does that count?!


Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

I cogitate my husband may have dropsy as he spends hours in the tiny room of the house anytime I add ground beef to my drop-meats.

Do you think I conjugated cogitations correctly?

:-) Great post!

Jennifer said...

Very interesting and I learned something.

You have an award waiting for you, so come on over and pick it up.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jenn said...

I like to learn new words and their meanings. My oldest boy and I try to find words we have never heard of and then learn their meaning.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Erica said...

Always a joy to read!
You have such great insight and unique content!

Anonymous said...

That was so creative Melanie......and insightful. I love when you post stuff like this, it's fun yet gives a lot of insight into biblical times.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I thought dropsy would have a completely different meaning. I mean I have the dropsies all the time :o)

Take care my friend! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

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