Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Longest words

It is a transliteration of the Ancient Greek word


in the Greek alphabet (1169–74). Liddell & Scott translate this as "name of a dish compounded of all kinds of dainties, fish, flesh, fowl, and sauces."
The original Greek spelling had 171 characters (something which is not obvious in the Roman transcription, depending on the variant) and for centuries it was the longest word known and it is considered the longest word ever to appear in literature.

Another word is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

I experienced Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis first hand after bathing in dirty sea water at the Allapi beach in Kerala.

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