Word of the Day

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Diamondiferous

In this book I'm reading, The Master of the Game, by Sidney Sheldon, the author uses twice the word diamondiferous, which appears very rarely on Google and is badly formed with the Latin suffix ferous. A better word would be diamantiferous, which is indeed in the dictionary and has two Latin elements and is not a hybrid with English and Latin.

1 comment:

Comentador said...

Fera feita de diamante?