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Weekly Word (Week Two) —

When giving the presentation, she experienced a sudden attack of lethologica, causing her to stumble over her words as she struggled to recall the correct terms to convey her message effectively.

Lethologica VS lethonomia

Have you ever experienced that moment when you’re in the middle of something, and the word or name you need to use is right there, but it slips away like sand through your fingers, leaving you grasping for it in vain? – The tip of the tongue syndrome

It was right on the tip of the tongue… Or, as you could say, tip-of-the-tongue syndrome. Tip-of-the-tongue syndrome is the inability to recover the right (? (What was that word or name again?)



The inability to recall the right word when attempting to express something.
Lethologica is the word you use; for instance, when you are outside and see a big, beautiful, colorful arch made up of the different colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and purple but can’t remember the correct word to describe this. It’s a… uh, what is it? It’s a… (rainbow?)


Tendency to forget names or the inability to recall the right name

Lethonomia is the word you use when trying to remember the author of the book that you enjoyed so much. You can recall the plot, the characters, and even the cover, but the name of the author escapes you. You would recommend the book if you could only recall the authors name.

It appears that lethonomia has a scientific foundation. According to memory experts at the University of Sussex, we can sometimes recover memories hours later, even if we temporarily lost them. The brain’s method for preventing information overload depends on these gaps, known as the “trace decay theory.” 

According to this idea, short-term memory can only store data for between 15 and 30 seconds without rehearsal. After this, the information deteriorates and fades away.

Also, an interesting factoid is that people worry that sporadic cognitive issues (forgetting words and names) are precursors of dementia. Nonetheless, doctors frequently reassure us that we don’t have Alzheimer’s disease if we are aware of our memory issues. People with Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders are typically unaware of what is happening.

The more we complain about memory loss, the less likely we will develop memory sickness, according to Professor Bruno Dubois, the director of the IMMA.

Quick neurological test – find the 6:


Now the M:


You found the number and letter. See, your brain is just fine – Any time you have a memory issue like remembering the correct name, it’s human nature. According to psychology professor Richard Harris of Kansas State University, you have little interest in other people, which is why we don’t remember their names.

Your degree of interest is the key to a good memory. According to Harris, a topic is more likely to stick in your mind if you show greater interest in it.

Pronunciation: LEE-thuh-NOH-mia & lēTHəˈläjəkə


"Lethologica struck her in the middle of the conversation, leaving her struggling to find the right words to express her thoughts."
"My lethonomia got the best of me as I struggled to remember the the new employee's name."
" During the family reunion, I suffered from lethonomia and couldn't remember the name of my distant cousin. "


lethologica: Lethe is from lḗthē meaning oblivion, forgetfulness or concealment and logos (word)

Lethe derives form one of the five rivers in Hades the underworld in Greek mythology.

The names of each of Hades’ five rivers—the Styx, the river of wrath, the Acheron, the river of anguish, the Cocytus, the river of crying, the Phlegethon, the river of fire, and Lethe, the river of forgetfulness—reflected the emotions connected to death.

There was also a Greek spirit named lethe: the spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion.

It is claimed that the Lethe River once flowed through Hypnos’s underworld tunnels, the deity of sleep.. Poppies and other hypnotic plants were supposed to be around the cave’s entrance. The cave has never been opened to light or sound.

Only heroes and mortals linked to gods were taken to the paradise of Elysium, where they would spend happy, eternal lives. Forgetfulness affected everyone who drank from the river, and Lethe’s murmuring sound would make people drowsy.

To forget their previous lives on earth, the shades of the deceased had to consume Lethe water in order to . In the Aeneid (VI.703-751), Virgil (VI.703-751) states only when the dead have had their memories erased by the Lethe that they may be reincarnated“”

The legend: Myth of er..

The lethe river is in the legend Myth of Er. It tells the story of a man who died on the battlefield, awoke nine days later, and described what had happened in the afterlife.

The combat’s souls, along were Er, were taken from the battlefield to a magnificent location with four doors: two leading into and out of the sky and two leading into and out of the ground. Judges determined the course each soul should take according to the life each soul had lived on earth. The wicked ones were guided into the earth, while the virtuous combats were instructed to ascend to the skies. The souls who left the earth exit were filthy and spoke of their suffering and struggles as retribution for their actions while they were still alive. Yet, certain souls, like those of murderers and other criminals, were not permitted to leave the earth and were left there for all time.

Er was told that he would not be condemned and instructed to stay to see the whole process and report it to humanity.

Then Er and the other souls continued their journey and travelled to a plane of oblivion under the throne of Necessity to the River Lethe (Forgetfulness), where they were instructed to drink to forget their former life. Each spirit was transported to a new body that night before they went to sleep to begin their new lives. Er’s soul did not go through all of this or drink from the River Lethe, and he awoke on top of the funeral pyre but had no memory of being brought back to earth. Yet, he was able to remember his whole journey through the afterlife.

” He once upon a time was slain in battle, and when the corpses were taken up on the tenth day already decayed, was found intact, and having been brought home, at the moment of his funeral, on the twelfth day5 as he lay upon the pyre, revived,6 and after coming to life related what, he said, he had seen in the world beyond. He said that when his soul7 went forth from his body he journeyed with a great company ..And on the twelfth day, as he was lying on the funeral pile, he returned to life and told them what he had seen in the other world.”


Lethonomia: letho(lie hidden,forget) and nomina(name).

Mnemonics = Powerful + emotion = Memorable (easy to remember)

Note: I’m an avid outdoor person, so this will help me remember it because the story is memorable to me. (Ex., redwood trees are my favorite, and I see shapes in patterns because I can spend a whole day just looking at a tree.)

Lethologica – Letho – logica – meaning right word
Lethonomia – letho – nomia -meaning right name

There was a woman named Letho who had a sharp mind. However, one day while exploring her favorite river, she drank from it and then started experiencing a strange phenomenon of forgetfulness where she could not remember anything. She then saw a tree but could not remember what the correct word was to describe this. 

She went to this tall, big, and strong trunk. She saw intricate patterns creating beautiful and complex shapes. This pattern rose and dissipated. Let the logica come back. Letho said to herself, and the shapes returned to their original beauty. She realized the tree was her favorite, redwood, and she had been there before. She knew she had to study the tree more. She sat there day in and day out, looking at it, trying to remember what she named the tree. She then found a hidden pattern she had not seen before. It rose and formed the word nomia. She then realized she had named the tree Skyreach.

Used in entertainment?

The Delta Troubadours uses the term Lethonomia in there song “Lethonomia (I Never Knew My Name)”

I guess I messed it up
Like a blind man on parade
But I never could have dressed it up
And now there’s nothing more that’s left to say
To say

You said I didn’t know
Oh but knowin’ don’t make it right
It’s the places that you didn’t go
Same places never saw the light
I said screw what your mama said

I didn’t have to hesitate
I didn’t think that it would be so bad
It’s like I never even knew my name

Oooh oooh oooh oooh ooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh ooh oooh ooh oooh ooh

You said you’d take the lot
Roll the dice while I take the bet
Small things that you done forgot
Be the things that I won’t forget

I said screw what your mama said
I didn’t have to hesitate
I didn’t think that it would be so bad
It’s like I never even knew my name
Oooooooh oooooh ooooh oooooh

The video

Rj Lamber used the word Lethologica in the title of this poem.

My verbs start
wanting more stresses,
some nouns to be held,
some little preposition.
In short, my sounds
are out of practice.
My words are not
infinite, my word is
what’s lacking.
The answer is
fractured from asking.
A “but” holds back
the “ifs” & “ands” &
utters nothing. Sometimes,
the silence sounds
like sirens. Sometimes,
the quiet conjugates me
like a verb.

Rj Lamber used the word Lethonomia in the title of this poem.

An ambulance premeditates
among some numbered impossibilities,
which all the world’s
behavior seconds & approves.
Keeping to himself,
his distaste for taste proliferates.
Though recognizable, flowers
are anything but floral,
another case of parts, together,
amounting to the less-than-ideal.
The streets are safe & soundless.
(To say there is no sound
implies, also, a want of music.)
No sooner does he notice this,
the violin against the brick
produces notes he notices
in intervals of fifths.

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Weekly Word (Week One) —

“The author’s words flowed like a river, with a bright lambent quality that brought to life the vivid imagery of his verses.”


In my search for “bright” synonyms, I came upon this term. It has a variant of definitions.


  1. Glowing Softly or mild flickering light; luminous – as a flame or light
  2. Softly gliding or running across a surface
  3. (Literature). Soft, gentle glow or a flickering light that illuminates a scene or setting
  4. (Figuratively) displaying levity or wit; intelligent or smart without malice
  5. (Metaphorically) passionate or emotional response that is subdued or restrained

Pronunciation: ˈlæmbənt


"The author's words flowed like a river, with a bright lambent quality that brought to life the vivid imagery of his verses." 
"The flickering bright lambent light of the candles added a warm and romantic ambiance to the dinner table."


lambo, lambis, lambere – to lick/suck up; absorb; wash/bathe; surround; fondle/caress

Present Participle: lambēns,
Infinitive: lambere

Mnemonics = Powerful + emotion = Easy to remember

Bolded – definitions for lambent
Bolded & Green – definitions for latin word
Italics – lamb – ent

Glowing Lamb ( Think of a lamb from the children’s story Little Lamb) – ent (The suffix – ent: (having the quality of or characterized by: )
The little lamb story: A disobedient, daring little lamb deviates from the flock by frolicking and soaking up the sun. Now that the little lamb has gone missing, it is nighttime. Thankfully, the little lamb has a superpower. It has the quality and characteristics (ent) of a soft, glowing, and luminous light, similar to a halo made of its own wool. The lamb activates its powers, and the wool illuminates and guides the area around him. Now it can see where it wants to go. He finds his way back home. And once again, he is surrounded by his flock, which caresses him.

Used in literature?

Alexander Pope described it as such in his 1717 poem “Eloisa to Abelard”:

“Those smiling eyes, attemp’ring every ray, Shone sweetly lambent with celestial day.” India poet Dipanjan Bhattacharjee used the word in his poem “The Monks Of Aeons”

India poet Dipanjan Bhattacharjee used the word in his poem “The Monks Of Aeons”

“The lambent silhouette off skies and clouds, Zillion miles afar; beyond narcissistic crowds, The Godly power still thru’ chaste souls rein, And blooms o’er branches on moorlands green. “

Precious Harrison uses the word in his poem “There I Lie”

“Here I wait, my heart benumbed, my soul in hibernation I await rebirth, singing lullabies to the moon, attempting to lull it to sleep for the sun to awaken and pull its crown through a crowd of lambent clouds.”

Edward Abbey uses the word in his book “Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside‎”

“the lambent glowing light of the midnight sun. (I dislike that word lambent, but it must be employed.) A soft, benevolent radiance, you might say, playing upon the emerald green, the virgin swales of grass and moss and heather and Swede heads”

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Hello world! —

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I want to learn and keep learning about everything, including memory, geometry, chess, Spanish, programming, computers, herbalism, survival, music composition, and even the arts. That’s a huge goal, I know!
But I want to share the power of knowledge.

Inspirational quotes

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

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