Novercal No*ver"cal, a. [L. novercalis, from noverca a stepmother.] Of or pertaining to a stepmother; suitable to, or in the manner of, a stepmother. --Derham. [1913 Webster]

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  • Novercal — No*ver cal, a. [L. novennis of nine years; novem nine + annus year.] Done or recurring every ninth year. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • novercal — nəˈvərkəl adjective Etymology: Latin novercalis, from noverca stepmother + alis al more at aneroid : of, relating to, or characteristic of a stepmother of true novercal type, dragon and devil Robert Browning …   Useful english dictionary

  • novercal — /noh verr keuhl/, adj. of, like, or befitting a stepmother. [1615 25; < L novercalis, equiv. to noverc(a) stepmother + alis AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • novercal — no·ver·cal …   English syllables

  • novercal — Pertaining to a stepmother …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • novercal — /noʊˈvɜkəl/ (say noh verkuhl) adjective of, like, or befitting a stepmother. {Latin novercālis, from noverca stepmother} …   Australian English dictionary

  • novercal —   a. pertaining to stepmother …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • newo- — New. Related to nu . Derivatives include neon and nova. 1. Suffixed form *new yo . a. new, from Old English nēowe, nīwe, new; b. Nynorsk …   Universalium

  • affiliated — Synonyms and related words: affiliate, agnate, akin, allied, associate, associated, attached, avuncular, bound, bracketed, cabalistic, closely related, cognate, collateral, combined, confederate, confederated, congeneric, conjugate, connate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • agnate — Synonyms and related words: affiliated, affinal, affinitive, akin, alike, allied, analogous, avuncular, closely related, cognate, collateral, comparable, congeneric, congenerous, congenial, connate, connatural, connected, consanguine,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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