BEING POETICAL AND MEDICINAL, A COMBINATION THAT OCCURS MORE OFTEN THAN YOU THINK, THROWING IT BACK TO MARCH MADNI OF OLD
adj. — totally or partially blind, esp. in reference to cataracts
fm. Dutch, [Frisian], Icelandic, and Germanic forms for starr, meaning rigid (the same root that gives us stark, start, starve, and to stare) + the German blind. Only later was the punning notion of being blind to stars applied.
first published. ancient, pre-dating written history
inspiration. a straight-up, cool-sounding word, like other March s-words The AOE knows