Word of the Week: Ephemeral

Ephemeral: fleeting; something that lasts for only a brief moment. It comes from the Greek word ephēmeros, which means “lasting a day.” The word was initially only used for organisms with short lifespans or short-term diseases.  

Example Comic on a One-Day Flower:

How To Say ‘Ephemeral’ in Different Languages:

French Éphémère
Italian Effimero
SwedishEfemär (ä is pronounced as ‘eh’)
Chinese短暂的 (pronounced duǎnzàn de)
Thaiชั่วคราว (pronounced chûa kraao)

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