Tuesday, August 18, 2009


perfidy \ˈpər-fə-dē\ noun: 1. the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal; treachery, 
2. an act or an instance of disloyalty

Etymology: Latin perfidia, from perfidus faithless, from per- detrimental to + fides faith

“The Queen Mother Hamida Bano and old Princess Gulbadan were summoned to the Place of Dreams. They arrived jostling and shoving each other, each old lady complaining loudly of the secret perfidy of the other, and it became evident that the crisis had run out of control.”

— Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence

1 comment:

The Unadorned said...

"The Enchantress of Florence" made an engrossing reading for me. I even attempted a review, nay a reader's appreciation of the opus in my blog. Maybe, you like it.