Word of the DayFriday, December 14, 2012
\ap-uh-PEMP-tik\ , adjective;
Pertaining to leave-taking or departing; valedictory.
Obsolete. A farewell address; valedictory.
The others followed suit and, politely apopemptic, vanished into the night.
-- Sōseki Natsume, Aiko Ito, Graeme Wilson, I Am a Cat
Only to the fool who believes all truths debatable, who believes true virtue resides not in men but in eulogies, true sorrow not in partings but in apopemptic hymns…
-- John Gardner, Jason and Medeia
Rising to prominence in the middle 1700s, apopemptic derives from the Greek apopemptikós, pertaining to 'sending away.'
POWERED BY 4INFO
Get Word of the Day
Words of the Day