Word of the Day: increate
origin: from Latin "in-" ("not") + "creare" ("to create")
1. Existing without having been created.
"We choose -- or choose not -- to be alone when we decide whom we
will accept as our fellows, and whom we will reject. Thus a
hermit in a mountain cave is in company, because the birds and
coneys, the initiates whose words live in his ``forest books,''
and the winds -- messengers of the increate -- are his companions.
Another man, living in the midst of millions, may be alone because
there are none but enemies and victims around him.
--Gene Wolfe, "Citadel of the Autarch"
"Of increate power infinite formed am I
That deathless as themselves I do not die."
--Dante Aligheri, "The Inferno", Canto III
[translator: S. Fowler Wright (1928)]
"May I express thee unblamed? since God is light,
And never but in unapproached light
Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee
Bright effluence of bright essence increate."
--John Milton, "Paradise Lost"
The word "increate" is often used to figuratively refer to God, as in
"the Increate ...". The word is seldom used seriously outside of
discussions of God, faith, and the like.
Publish Date: 01/20/2011