Word of The Day for Saturday, October 9, 2010


a•born•ing  (uh-bawr-ning)   \ə-ˈbr-niŋ\

being born or produced
while being born or produced

Synonyms: nascent, budding, inceptive, inchoate, incipient
Related Words: aborn, born

• Before the mortar of his zeal has a chance to congeal, The cup is dashed from his lips, the flame is snuffed aborning.
• Whoever ruling a Principality cannot see an evil aborning is not truly wise — and this is given to few. Machiavelli

The Storyline
She opened the door, but whatever thought Kurt was trying to hatch died aborning and he stood vacant before her.

a- + English dial. borning, first used as adverb 1916, first used as adjective 1943

Sources: Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com

Why This Word:
I encountered aborning as a synonym for my first post incipient. I liked the fact that it described that specific moment of being produced, not birth, or having been born or in the process of forming, but during that moment of creation.

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