A hircine Monet & a hircine Lee: The TAE Word for the Day


Even the hirsine patch on Monet's chin can't diminish the beauty of those incandescent eyes and sweet smile.

Today’s word, my gentle readers, is hircine. And it’s a fun one, kids!

hircine:(adjective) 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a goat. 2. having a goatish odour. 3.lustful, libidinous.

The flirtatious womanizer Lee is constantly in a hircine mood.

The sheriff is horrified by that hircine odour . . . oops, he just got a whiff of his own rottenness!

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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

12 responses »

  1. Wasn’t it great when Richard’s own hair was used in parts of “The Impressionists”? I know Monet was supposed to have had hair like that awful wig sometimes but wasn’t it gross?

    • I wish they could have either used a better wig or put in some nice hair extensions as they did for S3 Guy. I know he didn’t have the time to grow his own hair out. The wig was manky. 😦

  2. I’ve actually become rather fond of Monet’s hircine look! And please don’t ask me why, I really don’t know, other than that I find him very endearing! 🙂

    • Monet is so appealing, every inch the sensitive artist, passionate about his work and life . . . and if anyone would pull off the hircine look, it is Monet as played by Richard. You know, his early facial hair with the light mustache and little mini goatee was really quite attractive to me. It highlighted his lovely mouth and still allowed you to see that lovely jawline.

  3. I’ve just ordered The Impressionists DVD from Amazon UK, along with North and South, Frozen, Between the Sheets, and Shakespeare ReTold! 🙂 Now, I’ll have to get a new DVD player (my old one broke down a while ago) and a nice flat-screen TV (I have a 15 year old TV set!) so I can enjoy those treats properly! 🙂

  4. I love this flirtation scene in “ColdFeet” (second pic (oh, so large.thanks!!).This short sequence of playfully teasing, the way Lee looks at Jo, this magnetic smile, so irresistible. High art of seduction. No chance of not being physically attracted, literally being swept off one’s feet… I am deliquescing….. left as a puddle on the floor… Sigh..:-)

  5. Great word! Where I live now, the goatherd comes by with his flock most mornings. They’re for milk to make the local version of chevre — yum! But, oh, do those critters smell. As for the expression you might think means “male goat”, it means “he whose wife runs around a lot.” LOL “Hircine” is a better word for the behaviour that occurs to us.

    • Goats definitely can be stinky. I have wished for a few here, though, albeit NOT right beside the house. 😉 At one time, the fellow who was renting out the pasture area for his cattle also had a few goats. And donkeys! I miss that. I used to take carrots to the fence and feed the donkeys and stroke their noses. It’s fun discovering new words, isn’t it? 😀

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