Monday, June 7, 2010

word of the day :: panoply


–noun, plural -plies.
1. a wide-ranging and impressive array or display: the dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession; the panoply of European history.
2. a complete suit of armor.
3. a protective covering.
4. full ceremonial attire or paraphernalia; a special dress or equipment.  
11570-80; Gk panoplía  full complement of arms and armor,equiv. to pan- pan-  + ( h ópl a arms, armor ( cf. hoplite) + -ia -ia 

"My wife with eyes full of tears
With eyes of purple panoply and of a magnetic needle..."
:: André Breton ::

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