Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday -- March 16, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.

THE FOUR MS. BRADWELLS by Meg Waite Clayton

zhaleika - "Matka," Betts always called her mom, the only Polish word she was allowed outside the songs she sang in church, and in church she usually played her zhaleika. (p.5 ARC)

zhaleika: a Russian single-reed hornpipe. It is the most popular Russian folk wind instrument.

What new words did you discover this week?

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That's a new one on me! Thanks for playing along!

Kaye said...

New for me too. I'm pretty sure I've never seen that word before. Happy Wednesday!

heyiwanttoreadthat.com said...

This is one of those odd-bodkin words I know from reading a lot of novels and books about Russia.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Never heard that word before. Thanks for sharing the meaning. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/03/wondrous-words-wednesday.html

iwriteinbooks said...

Oooo! I'm reviewing this in a few days. Thanks for the preview; good word. ;O)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thanks! for the great word.

Alyce said...

I haven't heard of that kind of instrument before.