Wondrous Words Wednesday - Natron

     

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme created by the Bermuda Onion Blog and now hosted at Elza Reads where you can share new words that you’ve encountered, or spotlight words you love!

The word that has caught my eye this week is......


This is a fairly specific word but I did have to look it up as I had no idea what it is.  The book I’m currently reading The Embalmer has a new mummy turn up in a museum, nothing strange about that except it is a new mummy, a very new mummy.  Natron is one of the ingredients used in the mummification process.  Everyday is a school day!!

Definition of Natron

a whitish or yellow mineral that consists of hydrated sodium carbonateand occurs in saline deposits and salt lakesFormula: Na2CO3.10H2O

Dictionary (c) Collins Dictionary 

12 comments

  1. Next time I want to embalm someone, I'll know, thank you :D ! I have a coworker who loves history and probably would make a very nice mummy !

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    1. Exactly, that is what I thought too! It is fascinating how they do it but incredibly gruesome!

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  2. I've never heard of this word either, and thats ok🤣🤣 Although I am intrigued by this book, it does make me a little squeamish 😁

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    1. Yep, it is not for the squeamish as it does go in to a bit of detail about the mummification process, I am really enjoying it though!

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  3. Thank you for adding Natron to my vocabulary. Also this meme is fantastic - I might have to join in sometime... :)

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    1. It is a great meme, my kitten pal at Elza Reads will be happy to hear that!

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  4. Good grief, that sounds like a book that I am soooooooo going to enjoy!! Adding to TBR. Natron sounds like someone's name. Even a pet's name. Natron, come here. Natron no, stop that. Natron, but it down!! NATRON!!! Yes, that sure works for me.

    Thanks for participating my friend!

    Elza Reads

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    1. It is so good, I am really enjoying it and desperate to find out who is behind the crime.

      Natron to me sounds like something you’d put down the loo or in a washing machine!

      I’m enjoying doing this, expanding my vocabulary.

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  5. Good one! My word, as promised, is auscultate. It means to examine a patient by listening to sounds from (the heart, lungs, or other organs), typically using a stethoscope. I came across it in Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges.

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    1. It has a nice ring to it Judy! I love learning new words, every day is a school day!

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  6. It sounds like a science-y word, and I need to learn all those that I can.

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    1. I don’t think I’ll ever use it in a sentence but I know what it’s used for!

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