Apr. 3rd, 2017

elephantry

Apr. 3rd, 2017 07:39 am
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elephantry (EL-uh-fan-tree) - n., troops mounted on elephants.


Much like the cavalry is mounted on cavals (Latin caballus, horse) and infantry are, well, not mounted on youths, but are characteristically youths. Coined in 1747 along the lines of those, using the suffix -(e)ry the sense of "characteristic of."

---L.

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