Word Of The Week #3

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.


If 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:


Word: Orenda

Part Of Speech: Noun

Pronunciation: or-en-da


A mystical force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world or to effect change in their own lives


Invisible magic power believed by the Iroquois to pervade all natural objects as a spiritual energy.

Synonyms: None

Antonyms: None

Word Origin: Iroquoian

It’s use in a sentence: “They believed that all natural things had orenda in different degrees.”

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

If you want to participate in WOTW meme then just write a post like this one, link back to The Reading Bud and after posting leave a link to your post here or in the comments section below.

Posted 05/12/2014 by Heena Rathore P. in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments


0 responses to “Word Of The Week #3

  1. I can say with all honesty that I’ve never heard that word before. It’s an interesting one to stow away, so thank you for presenting it to us. I don’t think I could use it in my Viking tales, though!

    • Thanks Kim! Actually I found these otherworldly words on some blog posts of on the same subject 🙂
      PS: I’m starting to get used to your kindle’s new name for me! lol!

    • I guess he’ll be coming till Feb 🙁
      We’re not getting a place better than the one we are already staying in. And I really really love this place, but sadly dogs are not allowed here… I hope we’ll find something better in the next 2-3 months or else I’ll have to wait much longer!

  2. Thanks for this word. So many of the place names in Michigan (where I live) are derived from Native American languages. Come to think of it, Michigan is one of them (Mishigami). 🙂

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    Hi Heena! I love your site & am looking forward to more Words of the Week already! Thx for showing my posts some love as well!



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