July 14, 2011

Word of the Day: Troglodyte

Troglodyte \TROG-luh-dyt\ noun

1. A member of a primitive people that lived in caves, dens, or holes; a cave dweller.
2. One who is regarded as reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.

Origin: Troglodyte comes from Latin Troglodytae, a people said to be cave dwellers, from Greek Troglodytai, from trogle, "a hole" + dyein, "to enter."


Falk Keuten said...

Hi Kyle: The translation from "Bajazzo, die Freude kleiner Leute" is "Pagliazzi, the joy of little people". I know nothing about this book, but you can take contact with the german "Paperblog" from Paperboxx,
could be helpful ! They edited a great book about all german movable books ("Lebende Bilder"

Falk Keuten

Kyle said...

Thank you for the tip Falk! Paperboxx was very helpful. Sorry your comment ended up in the wrong post.