supernaculum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sham Latin, intended to mean upon the nail.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌs(j)uː.pəˈnæ.kjə.ləm/

Adverb[edit]

supernaculum (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) According to the rules of an old drinking game in which the drinker upturned the empty cup and had to drink more if the remaining droplets spilled beyond the edge of his fingernail.
  2. To the last drop, to the bottom.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Nay, it shall be an overflowing bumper, an you will; and I will drink it super naculum.