Sunday, October 01, 2006

always wondered, and my postulate was wrong

1412, "obsessed with plundering, extremely greedy," from O.Fr. ravinos "rapacious, violent," from raviner "to seize," from ravine "violent rush, robbery" (see ravine). Meaning "voracious, very hungry" is from c.1430.
(strangely not etymologically associated with 'raven')
I think I hit upon a tremendously powerful manner of personal orientation during a fit of midnight mania last night. It might sound a little barmy today (and might even be one of the many tributaries of Lethe or at least insanity), so I'll test its viability before declaring its means... that's assuming you ever hear from me ever again.

1 comment:

Eve said...

I love that: plunderously hungry...