aerinys's Journal

San Francisco, California, United States
Interests: (66)
angels, anime, art, bauhaus, black, blue, board games, cats, christopher moore, cocteau twins, coil, coleoptera, comedy, comte de lautreamont, cranes, current 93, dead can dance, demons, drawing, einstuerzende neubauten, etcetera, expressionism, geekery, george r. r. martin, glowsticks, goth, graham joyce, green, iain banks, impressionism, indigo, industrial, japan, kimonos, kitsune, knowledge, laughter, musashi, orange, oscar wilde, painting, philip k. dick, psy-trance, reading, red, science, sixteen horsepower, skinny puppy, sparklies, speculation, spider babies, spookiness, stuff, surrealism, techno, tengu, the unknowable, theater, theory, truth, violet, walter jon williams, white, william blake, wisdom, yellow
Pronunciation: 'ar-E, 'er-E, 'A-&-rE
Etymology: Latin aerius -- more at AERIAL
Date: 14th century
: having an aerial quality : ETHEREAL
- aer·i·ly /'ar-&-lE, 'er-/ adverb

Pronunciation: 'ar-E, 'er-, 'ir-, 'A-(&-)rE
Etymology: Medieval Latin aerea, from Old French aire, probably from (assumed) Vulgar Latin agrum origin, nest, lair, from Latin ager field -- more at ACRE
Date: 1581
1 : the nest of a bird on a cliff or a mountaintop
2 obsolete : a brood of birds of prey
3 : an elevated often secluded dwelling, structure, or position

Pronunciation: i-'ri-n&s, -'rI-
Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural Eriny·es /-'ri-nE-"Ez/ Etymology: Greek Date: 1590
: FURY 2a
1 : intense, disordered, and often destructive rage
2 a capitalized : any of the avenging deities in Greek mythology who torment criminals and inflict plagues b : an avenging spirit c : one who resembles an avenging spirit; especially : a spiteful woman
3 : extreme fierceness or violence
4 : a state of inspired exaltation : FRENZY
synonym see ANGER

Pronunciation: 'er-&n
From the Gaelic word "Eireann" meaning 'western isle'. Eire was a goddess after whom the Republic of Ireland was named. Peace.