02 April 2015

timid is areke

areke = timid (adjective) (some things Google found for "areke": an uncommon term; a drinkable liquor produced in Ethiopia; an unusual often feminine first name; a rare last name; Pension Areke Chez Kayser is a hotel in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia; apparently in Amharic which is a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia areke means liquor; similar Areka is the name of a place in Ethiopia)

Word derivation for "timid" :
Basque = herabe, Finnish = arka
Miresua = areke

Another Basque word for timid is lotsati. Another Finnish word for timid is pelokas.

The word timid appears three times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In addition, timidly occurs nine times.
Alice felt so desperate that she was ready to ask help of any one; so, when the Rabbit came near her, she began, in a low, timid voice, "If you please, sir--" The Rabbit started violently, dropped the white kid gloves and the fan, and skurried away into the darkness as hard as he could go.

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