Ancient Word of the Day: Kawaakari

Kawaakari (Japanese)

The glow of a river or stream in darkness or dusk, the gleaming surface of a shadowed river (Japanese 川明かり). Kawaakari can refer to the reflection of the moonlight off flowing water, or the gleam of late sun at dusk.

A Full Moon in Scorpio: Culinary Adventures and Moonlit Walks Around Auckland Harbour
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Obumbro (Latin)

To shadow over and over: to make dark with shadow; to defend: to save or keep from danger. Obumbratus amnis – a river shadowed with trees.

Cooper’s Thesaurus Linguae Romanae & Britannicae, 1578.

Ancient Word of the Day: Kawaakari

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Inside of the walls of Wawel Castle, we watch the gigantic strawberry moon rise on Midsummer’s Eve 2016 and see the ballet in the castle . Copyright Content Catnip 2015

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