Monday, November 12, 2007

Snood.



snood: Old English snōd "ribbon for the hair," from P.Gmc. *snodo (cf. Swed. snod "string, cord"), from PIE base *(s)ne- "to spin, sew" (cf. Lett. snate "a linen cover," O.Ir. snathe "thread;" see needle).
- snood. Dictionary.com. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/snood (accessed: November 12, 2007).
  1. the distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England.
  2. a headband for the hair.
  3. a netlike hat or part of a hat or fabric that holds or covers the back of a woman's hair.

[Origin: bef. 900; ME: fillet, ribbon; OE snōd]

- snood. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/snood (accessed: November 12, 2007).

6 comments:

7a said...

scrabble dispute?

emily2 said...

4. IQ-killing carpal-tunnel-syndrome-inducing time suck?

emily1 said...

i love snood. very addictive.

emily2 said...

yes, the addiction. hence, all traces deleted from all PCs i use. :)

aurora said...

I own a snood (the hair kind), but my hair's too heavy for it, and it always slips off. I like the game better.

emily0 said...

No, it was in reference to the hair covering, i.e. "Druze snood". I wondered where the word came from and it was interesting, so I blogged it.

I don't think I played Snood-the-Game more than like, uh, four times total. Not my thing, I didn't even consider it when I was posting.