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Re: Gibbous

Posted by ESC on November 21, 2003

In Reply to: Hard or soft? posted by Shae on November 21, 2003

: : : I came up with this by accident when explaining the phases of the moon to my (then) three year old

: : : When its white on the right, its bigger tonight
: : : When its white on the left, that's all that's left

: : : Feedback?

: : Sounds good to me.

: And if the moon is between half circle and full it's a gibbous moon. But is a 'Jibbous' or 'Gibbous' moon? I say 'Gibbous' with a hard 'G.' Am I correct?

Nice word.

Main Entry: gib·bous
Pronunciation: 'ji-b&s, 'gi-
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French gibbeux, from Late Latin gibbosus humpbacked, from Latin gibbus hump
Date: 14th century
1 a : marked by convexity or swelling b of the moon or a planet : seen with more than half but not all of the apparent disk illuminated
2 : having a hump : HUMPBACKED