Today’s word: clod.
Clod doesn’t have an exact time period of its origin, something you should probably get used to. It comes from the Old English clod-, which was a prefix that was part of words like clodhamer, which literally translates to field-goer. Clod- comes from the Proto Germanic kludda- and the Proto Indo European gleu, clay and glei, stick together. And yes, it’s the origin word for clay, as well as glue and gluten, and probably clot too.
Tony Jebson’s page on the Origins of Old English
I automatically thought of the other definition, meaning stupid person. I probably saw it like that before.ReplyDelete
Clod is such a good word - it even sounds solid :)ReplyDelete
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Interesting. Love the transformation to gluten.ReplyDelete
I haven't heard that term since my childhood. It was a word my grandmother used often (mainly aimed at my older brother - big cheesy miss perfect smile). Great word.ReplyDelete
When did it become a derogatory word?ReplyDelete
I'm going to start calling people who irritate me 'clodhamer'...I know they won't know what it means, but it sounds like a good word. :)ReplyDelete
Me too... Or clodbanger if there's such a wordDelete
My ex-brother-in-law qualifies as a clod.ReplyDelete
I am not a clod...ReplyDelete
Maybe a clot but not a clod.
When did we start to use it as an insult to be a clod. But it is a good one.ReplyDelete
Clodbanger is my new wordReplyDelete
I haven't called anyone a clod in a long time. I should get back to that.ReplyDelete
Clod sounds like a slow word, like you're clodding down the hallway. LOLReplyDelete
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When I think of clod, I think of dirt. Didn't realize it could also be used to describe a type of person :)ReplyDelete
I love the word clod. It's not really onomatopoeia, but it could be...ReplyDelete