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#1 Fri, 2003-09-19 05:44
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-------- Original Message -------- Subject: A.Word.A.Day--saturnian Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 00:02:52 -0400 From: Wordsmith wsmith@wordsmith.org To: linguaphile@wordsmith.org

Saturnian (suh-TUR-nee-uhn) adjective

1. Relating to the planet Saturn.

2. Relating to the Roman god Saturn or the golden age of his reign.

3. Resembling the golden age, peaceful, happy, content.

[From Latin Saturnius (of Saturn). Don't confuse this word with Saturnalian (relating to Saturnalia, the festival of Saturn in ancient Rome, marked by unrestrained revelry).]

"His editorial reign, as one looks back upon it, was not so much Capuan as Saturnian." Bliss Perry; Thomas Bailey Aldrich; 20th Century.

"Of generous boys in happiness thus bred -- Saturnians through life's Tempe led ..." Herman Melville; On the Slain Collegians; 19th Century.

jc

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