The Room in the Dragon Volant
Fun early mystery. Kind of like Don Quixote, in that reading it now is a bit tough because the conventions of a mystery story have tightened so much.
This one is delicious.
from col– together + –loquium speaking, from loqui to speak
- A talking together; a conversation, dialogue. Also, a written dialogue.
- A meeting for conference.
- Church blah blah.
All the modern dictionaries mention that it’s specific to elevated speech/conversation. Interesting that “colloquial” is used to mean common speech.