obsidional

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin obsidionalis, from obsidio ‘siege’, from obsidere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əbˈsɪdɪənəl/

AdjectiveEdit

obsidional (comparative more obsidional, superlative most obsidional)

  1. Pertaining to a siege.
    • 1847: Nor was this strong geographical position her only bulwark; the capital itself in those unskilful days of obsidional tactics was deemed impregnable except through famine. — Henry Edward Napier, Florentine History (E Moxon 1847, p. 3)

Derived termsEdit

  • obsidional coin
Last modified on 6 January 2010, at 21:44