Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 16:23:48 -0500 From: Dan Goodman Subject: circe/sirsi/circi >From the Stumpers list: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 12:43:24 -0400 (EDT) Information Line stumpers-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ?circe or sirsi or circi Can anyone provide documentation for a colloquial usage, regionalism or archaic word, pronounced "circe" or "sirsi", etc., which is supposed to mean a small gift brought to a host(ess) in return for hospitality? We've checked some standard dictionaries & old-word books, but not Merriam-Webster 2nd ed., since we don't own it. The Dict. of Amer. Reg. Eng., Vol. 1, lists "circi,circe: see sirsee", but apparently the "S" volume of DARE is not yet published. I found nothing in the Archives. Douglas McCown Information Line Dept. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library 1 Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, GA 30303 Standard disclaimers apply. Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Whatever you wish for me, may you have twice as much.