The Phrontistery

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Welcome to the Phrontistery! Since 1996, I have compiled word lists and language resources to spread the joy of the English language in all its variety through time and space. A phrontistery (from the Greek phrontistes 'thinker') is meant to be a thinking-place for reflection and intellectual stimulation. I invite you to explore the various site features relating to language and lexicography, find that half-remembered rare or obscure word you've been looking for, or to read and explore essays on language, linguistics, and culture. Have a look around, and enjoy!

International House of Logorrhea Compendium of Lost Words
A 17,000-word dictionary of rare, cool, and unusual words 400 of the rarest words on the internet
Short Scrabble Words A Loquacious Location of Lipograms
From AA to ZUZ You'll want to click on this link - do it and find out why!
Glossographia Numerals and Numeration
A blog about linguistics, anthropology, and writing systems Quirky facts and features about number systems
Glossaries Contact
Over 30 topic-specific word lists Email, Twitter, carrier pigeon

I hope you have found this site to be useful. If you have any corrections, additions, or comments, please contact me. Please note that I am not able to respond to all requests. Please consult a major dictionary before e-mailing your query. All material on this page © 1996-2021 Stephen Chrisomalis. Links to this page may be made without permission.

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