ed·dy, sco·ri·a, an·u·rid

Posted in Feature on March 1, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

ed·dy

Churning Eddy

From Merriam-Webster Online:
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural eddies
Etymology: Middle English (Scots dialect) ydy, probably from Old Norse itha
Date: 15th century
1 a : a current of water or air running contrary to the main current; especially : a circular current : whirlpool b : something moving similarly
2 : a contrary or circular current (as of thought or policy)

sco·ri·a

Scoria Wurm

From Merriam-Webster Online:
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural sco·ri·ae
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek skOria, from skOr excrement
Date: 14th century
1 : the refuse from melting of metals or reduction of ores : slag
2 : rough vesicular cindery lava
- sco·ri·a·ceous adjective

an·u·rid

Anurid Scavenger

From Rei Nakazawa, Magic creative text writer:
Function: noun
Etymology: Like cephalid and aven before it, anurid comes from a species-related name, in this case anuran, which is the name of the order of animal that includes frogs and toads.

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