Jul 19, 2007

Rapid Rhetoric: LOCHETIC

Raphael's depiction of Plato defining the difference between true and false rhetoric This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

lochetic (loh-KEH-tik) adj. lying in wait for prey; stalking; waiting in ambush.

Typically used to describe the behavior of insects, the word "lochetic" is derived from the Greek word lochos, meaning "ambush." One suspects that the word might also have uses in the description of human activity, as well.

No comments: