Etymology question of the day

We all know what defenestration is,
but there doesn’t seem to be a real word for what I would call enfenestration

(What? Nah, not important, but when you have an itch…)


  1. TheBigHarry
    Posted November 19, 2020 at 5:21 pm |

    An Antonym for Defenestration is not as simple as for the word Egress: to leave a place and its antonym Ingress: to enter a place.

    The original meaning of Defenestration is the act of being thrown down from a window of sufficient height to cause fatal injuries.

    Therefore; the Antonym for Defenestration would have to mean the act of reversing fatal injuries by throwing it up to and through a window of sufficient height.

    I think Enfenestration is the word Einstein would use.

  2. Veeshir
    Posted November 19, 2020 at 6:19 pm |

    I thought it was ‘adultery’.

  3. TheBigHarry
    Posted November 19, 2020 at 7:38 pm |

    ^ Veeshir, Sometimes starts there.

  4. Posted November 20, 2020 at 9:15 am |

    In this particular case, I think it was defenestration,but from the other side of the window.

  5. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted November 21, 2020 at 8:39 am |

    I know the de is one of the PootyPoot crowd’s favorites. Maybe the en will become a summer alternative…