May 242013

American Gods.
Neil Gaiman.

He was as naked and as open as a corpse on a table, and dark Anubis the jackal god was his prosector and his prosecutor and his persecutor.

Page: 356

Word: prosector
Pronunciation: proh-sek-ter
  • a person who dissects cadavers for the illustration of anatomical lectures or the like.
  • a person who performs autopsies to establish the cause of death or the nature and seat of disease.
Origin: 1855–60; Late Latin: anatomist, literally, one who cuts in public (or beforehand), equivalent to Latin pr?sec ( ?re ) to cut out (body organs) in public sacrifice

Clever use of 3 such similar words; especially one I had never seen before. Made me read it a number of times.

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