I just wanted to say that today, while writing, I REALLY wanted the word “Mellification” to exist, but I didn’t know that it did, so I went on a deep-dive etymological search!
I started with “mel,” which I knew meant honey (because of the French “miel” and also because of “mellifluous”) and trying to find the roots of “saponify,” which means to turn something into soap (it turns out I didn’t need the “sapon”/soap part, just the “ify” part, which comes from the Latin facere, “to make.”)
AND ALL OF THAT SCURRYING THROUGH ARTICLES ABOUT HONEY-MAKING FINALLY LED ME HERE…
TO THE MELLIFIED MAN!”
Well, and also to this gem, within said article:
“Mellification is a mostly obsolete term for the production of honey, or the process of honeying something, from the Latin mellificāre (“to make honey”), or mel (“honey”). The Ancient Greek word mélissa (μέλισσα) means “bee; honeybee; (poetic) honey”.
I needed this word for SALISSAY’S LAUNDRIES, because of what happens to human blood when it is afflicted with gentry enchantment. It turns to honey, you see. Or at least grows sweeter, and sometimes sparkles in the dark, and, well, does other strange things when, for example, injected into mice. BUT YOU’LL SEE!