Reblogged from AFA - art for adults
victoriousvocabulary:

AFFABULATION
[noun] 
1. fantasy; invention; fairytale.
2. Obsolete: the moral of a fable.
Etymology: from affabuler (French, “to make up stories, to tell a fable”) +‎ -tion (used to form nouns meaning “the action of [a verb” or “the result of [a verb]”, from Middle English -cioun, Old French -tion, -cion, borrowed from the accusative of Latin suffix -tiō).
[Robert Carter]

victoriousvocabulary:

AFFABULATION

[noun]

1. fantasy; invention; fairytale.

2. Obsolete: the moral of a fable.

Etymology: from affabuler (French, “to make up stories, to tell a fable”) +‎ -tion (used to form nouns meaning “the action of [a verb” or “the result of [a verb]”, from Middle English -cioun, Old French -tion, -cion, borrowed from the accusative of Latin suffix -tiō).

[Robert Carter]

tierradentro:

“The Kiss of the Sphinx" (detail), 1895, Franz von Stuck.

tierradentro:

The Kiss of the Sphinx" (detail), 1895, Franz von Stuck.

Reblogged from Carbon Cradle
victoriousvocabulary:

GRAUSTARK
[noun]
1. a highly romantic piece of writing.
2. an imaginary land of high romance.
Etymology: after a novel (1901) by George Barr McCutcheon about the romantic and melodramatic adventures of military and courtly figures in the fictional kingdom of Graustark.
[Jacques Maes]

victoriousvocabulary:

GRAUSTARK

[noun]

1. a highly romantic piece of writing.

2. an imaginary land of high romance.

Etymology: after a novel (1901) by George Barr McCutcheon about the romantic and melodramatic adventures of military and courtly figures in the fictional kingdom of Graustark.

[Jacques Maes]