Friday, August 3, 2007

Asylum

asy·lum
Pronunciation: \ə-ˈsī-ləm\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek asylon, neuter of asylos inviolable, from a- + sylon right of seizure
Date: 15th century
1: a place of safety; refuge sanctuary 2: an old name for an institution for the mentally ill, the poor, etc.

2 comments:

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i suwannee said...

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carry on.