Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Word of the Day


Function: adjective
Etymology: New Latin, nullipara one who has never borne an offspring, from Latin nullus not any + -para -para
Date: 1859

of, relating to, or being a female that has not borne offspring

Some of my favorite nulliparous heroes are Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Child, Amelia Earhart, Katharine Hepburn, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Mirren, Florence Nightingale, Annie Oakley, Dorothy Parker, and Diane Sawyer.

from www.nulliparous.org

Thanks to Faith for today's WOTD entry

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