Emargination

n.

  1. the state of being notched at the edge or the process of notching at the edge, as some leaves or the page of a book, particularly a reference work with thumb indexing.

[The Running Sky — Tim Dee]

Empyrean

adjective

relating to heaven or the sky: the empyrean domain where human will and God’s will became as one.

noun (the empyrean)

heaven, in particular the highest part of heaven: the unapproachable splendor of the empyrean.

literary: the visible heavens; the sky: we rose through the polluted air into the clear empyrean above.

[A Room with a View — E. M. Forster]

Eschaton

noun

THEOLOGY

ess-ka-ton

  • the final event in the divine plan; the end of the world.
    • “the gift of eternal life at the eschaton”

[Funny Weather — Olivia Laing]

Eudaemonic

adj.

conducive to happiness

[Andrew Sean Greer, in an pull quote for The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams]

Excursus

ex·cur·sus /ekˈskərsəs/

noun
noun: excursus; plural noun: excursus; plural noun: excursuses
  1. a detailed discussion of a particular point in a book, usually in an appendix.
    • a digression in a written text.

Extirpate

verb

  1. root out and destroy completely

[The Tempest – William Shakespeare]

Eyot

n.

(Also: ait)

  1. a small island, especially used to refer to river islands found on the River Thames and its tributaries in England. Typically formed by the deposit of sediment in the water, which accumulates over a period of time.

[The Return of the King — J.R.R. Tolkien]