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Aphorism of the Day

KnowLedge
(Knit, knee, knock, cllinic, climax ...)
"I know I know nothing"
"True wisom is knowing you know nothing."


Socrates

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Current Word Idea
Gnomos GNOME PATHOGNOMONIC PROGNOSIS
(medical extract)
~ GNOMO     or 
~ GNOMOS    id+ | TO JUDGE base on TO KNOW | 
~ GNOSIA    id+ | INTELLIGENCE|        sug> COGNOMEN 
~ GNORISIS  id+ | IGNORANCE | 
~ GNOME    id+ | little person or DWARF or PIGMY  
                 presumed to KNOW SECRETS | 
  etym> this complex of meanings is inherent in 
        PROGNOSIS  PATHOGNOMOMIC PHYSIOGNOMY and   
  its opp IGNOMOS found in IGNORANCE AGNOSTIC 
  IGNOMINIOUS AGNOMEN 
  med> hx> PHYSIOGNOMY was once a discipline 
           claiming that FACIAL SIGNS reflected 
  the HEALTH STATUS which in fact is to some degree 
  true as in the case of dysmorphic patients  
  such as those with facies of DOWN syndrome 
  med> hx> MUCH OF DYSMORPHOLOGY in CLINICAL GENETICS 
           SEEKS FACIAL SIGNS and rely on the 
  PHYSIOGNOMY to suggest the DIAGNOSIS 
  cont> sug> FACIES 
  
        
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Daily Medical Word
LULLABY LULL ROCK-A-BYE BABY
SING-SONG PRELUDE
~ LULLABY id+ | SOOTHING SLEEP INDUCING SONG FOR BABIES |
^u        id+ | CRADLE SONG | 
  id+ | or ROCK-A-BY INFANT SONG COMBINED WITH CRADLE ROCKING | 
  id+ | EARLY TRANSMISSION OF TRADITIONS AND CULTURE | 
  skt      LULATI    TO MOVE TO AND FROM 
  old germ LOLL      TO DANGLE or TONGUE 
           LOLLIPOP  HARD SWEET CANDY akin to a "PACIFIER" 
  eng      LULL      TO INDUCE SLEEPINESS  TO CALM 
           LULLABY   SONG or RHYTHMIC MELODIC CHANT 
                     HYONOTIC  TO INDUCE  
                     it also implies "BABY TALK"  
  gr       LALIA     TALK 
  lat      LALARE    TO SING TO SLEEP 
  ukr      LULECHKI  ROCK-A-BABY MELODY 
           LULLIA    CRADLE 
           LULIATY   TO ROCK 
           LIULIUSIU CALL FOR PIGS  
  med> SOME INVESTIGATIONS HAVE SHOWN THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF  
       LULLABIES INCLUDING SHORTER HOSPITAL STAYS 
  med> LULLABIES INDUCE RELAXATION, SLEEP AND HAVE 
       HYPNOTIC EFFECTS
  hx>  WORLD-FAMOUS LULLABIES include  
       "SILENT NIGHT" 
  "HUSH LITTLE BABY" 
  "SPI ... SPI" or SLEEP (name) SLEEP in CZECH 
  "SPY ... SPY" or SLEEP (name) SLEEP in UKRAINIAN 
  "SLAAP KINDJE SLAPP" or SLEEP BABY SLEEP in Dutch 
  sug> derivatives include INCLUSION COLLUSION PRECLUDE ELUDE 

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