Friday, January 11, 2008

Madame Tussaud, please call your office

Another interesting etymology. This word comes from the Greek for leading or guiding.

agogic, a.

1. Of or pertaining to modelling in wax.

2. Mus. [G. agogik (Riemann 1884).] Applied to a kind of accent consisting in a lengthening of the time-value of the note. Also agogical a. So agogics, the use of agogic accents.