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Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy @ Bermudaonion weblog where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  If you want to play along, grab the button, and join the fun!  (Don’t forget to leave a link in the comments if you’re participating.)

This weeks words are from Home from Holly Springs by Jan Karon.

hied – “He’d had a mild confrontation a dew years back when he and Cynthia hied to the country for a picnic.”

Hied means to go quickly. This seems like a word I should have known but I sure didn’t.

Rogation (days) – “What his wife dubbed Reclining Days, roughly in the tradition, say, of the church calendar’s Rogation Day, had arrived at last, and thus he was reclining.”

Rogation Days are days of prayer, and formerly also of fasting, instituted by the Church to appease God’s anger at man’s transgressions, to ask protection in calamities, and to obtain a good and bountiful harvest..(from the Catholic Encyclopedia via newadvent.org)