Taivaanrannanmaalari

taivaanrannanmaalari noun • Finnish a person who constantly dreams of impossible things; literally, "horizon painter". Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed …

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Aiteall

aiteall |ˈætʃɪl| noun • Irish the period of nice weather between two rain showers. Sometimes it seems like the weather where I live is experiencing a constant identity crisis. The storms here are the most unpredictable I've ever seen. There will be entire weeks of continuous forecasted thunderstorms, and during those weeks there might be …

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Merak

мерак |merak| noun • Serbian enjoyment of the simple things in life; the feeling of bliss and sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. the ultimate, irrepressible desire of an individual. Happiness is underrated. It's a feeling everyone enjoys, certainly, and one that we are wont to spend our …

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Soodraght

soodraght |suːdrɑxt| noun • Manx the sound of waves hitting the shore. I've developed a very sudden fondness for Celtic languages. I've always found them interesting; any language that is able to rival English's notoriously low correlation between spelling and pronunciation earns my respect. But only as I began to research Manx, the official language …

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