Monday, 14 April 2014

Chartaceous - Of the Nature of Paper

An old sheet of yellowing paper
A captivatingly chartaceous texture by Evelyn Flint


Adjective. Mid-17th century.
[from late Latin chartaceus, from Latin charta.]

Of the nature of paper; papery.

I rather like the word chartaceous, which makes me think of heavy, old, yellowing paper, the kind that you discover in dusty tomes hidden in your grandparents' attic.

Do please put pen to paper (figuratively speaking) and leave a comment in the box below.


  1. I had never heard of this word before. Thinking of the attic, and old paper, however does may my nose twitch--and I fear I shall begin to sneeze....

    1. Very true, Beth - old musty books can be a tad sneezeworthy indeed.

  2. I like this word too, and I like the paper in the picture.
    And I really, really like old books! You never know what treasures you will find in them.

    1. If you like the picture, Jingles, follow the link to Evelyn Flint's page - she has a tonne of wonderfully chataceous pictures and textures.

  3. Keep posting the good work. Some really helpful information in there. Bookmarked. Nice to see your site. Thanks! id maker