Word Of The Week #1

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve your vocabulary by learning new words every week. wowIf you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on my WOW post (like this one.)

This week’s word is:

Metanoia

Word: Metanoia

Part Of Speech: Noun

Pronunciation: meh-tah-Noy-ah

Meaning:

The journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self or way of life.

or

Change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.

Synonyms: Conversion, Transformation, Change, Alteration and Rebirth.

Antonyms: Stagnation, Idleness and Sameness.

Word Origin:  Greek, from metanoein ‘change one’s mind’ 

It’s use in a sentence: “what he demanded of people was metanoia, repentance, a complete change of heart”

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way!

Posted 12/11/2014 by Heena Rathore P. in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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0 responses to “Word Of The Week #1

  1. Well I for one have never heard the word Metanoia before, interesting! Thank you Heena, I have a love of language so will put this word to good use as soon as I get a chance.

    • Thanks and now that you mention it, even I think it will make a good name for a character!
      You have any ideas as to what should be that character’s personality? I guess Metanoia will have to have some really crazy and weird issues! lol! 😉
      What say?

      • Free spirited, wise but not in the usual way. A character that, like you say, clearly has some issues but sometimes they are not clear. Appears lost but really is not, and the great thing about it is the name could be for someone who is completely gender neutral which like the name goes quite well.

        • Hahahah! You’ve really given Metanoia a thought! (though I’m starting to feel that the word feels like a mental disease!)
          OMG, I guess we’re really tearing this word piece by piece apart! lol! 😉

  2. That’s cool word actually and now I know the meaning. Thanks so much for this info. I think it is great idea to post this regularly – looking forward to read more 😉 <3

  3. I didn’t know this word before, thanks for sharing! I really love your idea for this meme. I normally don’t really do memes, but I really like this one, so when I have a little more time I am going to participate 🙂 Words are just so interesting and so much fun!

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