May 14, 2006

Rapid Rhetoric: FESTSCHRIFT

This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

Festschrift - n. a collection of essays, articles, or verse published in honor of a distinguished scholar. A Festschrift is usually coordinated with a significant event, such as the honoree's birthday.

The term, derived from German, can be translated as "celebration publication;" it is formed from the German words Fest ("festival") and Schrift ("writing").

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Either these are getting easier or I'm getting used to them.

WIth your wide-ranging reading interests, I'm betting that HistoryMike can cuss in Yiddish :-)