Friday, 2 August 2019

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Whereas the Latin for pale (palleō, I blanch) gives us pallor and pallid and callid in the sense of callousness (tough-skinned) has its roots in callus with the same meaning, callid derived from the Latin term calidus (caleō, I glow) is a special and rare adjective signifying a creature (usually a cow or dog but could also be used for a person with a singular white shock of hair) with a spot, specifically a star-shaped one, in the centre of their forehead.