Friday, July 10, 2009

Word of the Day: Panoply


Pronunciation: \ˈpa-nə-plē\

Inflected Form(s): plural - panoplies

Etymology: Greek panoplia, from pan- + hopla arms, armor, plural of hoplon meaning tool, weapon

Date: 1632
Definition: 1a: a full suit of armor 1b: ceremonial attire 2: something forming a protective covering 3a: a magnificent or impressive array (panoply of a military funeral) 3b: a display of all appropriate appurtenances (panoply of power)

And as I did yesterday, below is the first picture I happened upon after attempting to shed more light on the word panoply through Google Images.