(BO-yuhr) noun
One who makes, sells, or uses bows.
[From Old English boga, ultimately from the Indo-European root bheug-(to
bend) that is also the source of bagel, buxom, and bog.]

-Anu Garg (words at

I just had to share this WOTD. It has tickled my fancy. Bowyer. Sounds like an insult in this day and time, but the most interesting part is that bagel and buxom come from the same root -to bend.

Aha! My life is becoming clearer word by word.

I am buxom and I love bagels!


~ by merialiss on April 6, 2007.

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