bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk

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English

Etymology

A coinage from Finnegans Wake author James Joyce said to represent the thunderclap associated with the fall of Adam and Eve. The word is a hybrid of words in many languages that relate to thunder, including Hindi गरज (garaj), Japanese かみなり (kaminari), French tonnerre, Italian tuono, English thunder, Portuguese trovão and possibly Danish tordenen as "toohoohoordenen".[1]

Pronunciation

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Interjection

bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk

  1. (nonce) A sound which represents the symbolic thunderclap associated with the fall of Adam and Eve.
    • 1939, James Joyce, Finnegans' Wake
      The fall (bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!) of a once wallstrait oldparr is retaled early in bed and later 17 on life down through all christian minstrelsy.

References

  1. ^ J.D. Casten, Cybernetic Revelation: Deconstructing Artificial Intelligence (2012), Post Egoism Media, [1]