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Year of the Norman Conquest when William the Conqueror defeats Anglo-Saxon Harold II at the Battle of Hastings.
1066 AD
An extremely beautiful boy who was loved by Aphrodite in Greek myth.
Adonis
Latin for "another I" referring to an intimate friend considered another side to ones self.
Alter ego
"The One" in Arabic referring to the almighty creator in Islam.
Allah
An allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which means an annoying burden.
Albatross
A word formed by combining the first letters of words.
Acronym
Movement intent upon eliminating the practice of slavery
Abolitionism
An ancient Greek poet often considered the founder of tragedy
Aechylus
In the open air
Alfresco
A story which is meant to be read symbollicaly or metaphorically
Allegory
A loss of memory
Amnesia
An early precursor to modern chemistry, which involved the search for the Philosopher's Stone.
Alchemy
Italian for "in chapel's style" referring to chorus sung without instrumental accomp.
Acapella
Latin "toward this" meaning that something was meant for a specific purpose.
Adhoc
A selfless concern for others.
Altruism