Adjectives and Articles
You have seen the word actinic used as an adjective in novels to describe light you checked the dictionary but am none the wiser What would actinic mean in this context?
Of or relating to the chemically active rays of the electromagnetic spectrum.
So. Sun related or maybe xray related.
BTW I don't recall reading that word in a novel. What have you been reading?
Asked in Definitions, Names and Name Meanings, Surnames
How do you find the meanings of surnames?
I first investigated the listing in a dictionary; then I checked into an etymological dictionary to find the meaning and origins of the word "surname". Next, I checked into Wikipedia; the link listed below utilizes "Jones" as an example surname. I further checked into the House of Names website; link listed below.