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Ay-ya, how time flies, 6 months ago I encountered Amaretto - Through The Night, one "EuroDisco" supertrack that continues to position/shift me in the zone, love it. The authors beautifully and accurately described it as being COSMIC, rightfully so - this transition got me thinking how the mainstream English lacks nouns mapped onto this feeling of cosmicity, we have this cosmos-immersing track and no enough wording, nah...

While searching for English counterpart(s) [cosmicness/cosmicity] of 'космичност' found several gaps in the suffix roster:

Once again, Google Books proves most instrumental:

"We share a cosmicity with the world that few people can see much less understand. We will not die to that cosmic reality."

Shaping a Global Theological Mind
by Darren C. Marks - 2017

"The individual centre from which the widening takes place grows no more than a focus-point of a cosmicity of consciousness, and all other individual centres are recognised in general as variations of that centre and instruments of the same ..."

Mother India: Monthly Review of Culture - Volume 28 - Page 490

"In Urquart's work, the nostalgia for cosmicity is conveyed by the ubiquitous motif of the hole or aperture. Joan M. Vastokas relates Urquart's use of this motif to Eliade's ideas concerning the holy space, or centre, of archaic or traditional ..."

Dreaming With Open Eyes: The Shamanic Spirit in Twentieth Century Art and Culture
Michael Tucker
Aquarian/HarperSanFrancisco, 1992 - Psychology - 432 pages

"Paulina suspended expressing her cynicism. She loved her friend's quirky, out-there cosmicness; and she had experienced some of her uncanny perceptiveness previously."

Shakespeare Returns
By Cathal McCarron

"... calls not only for a synthesis of his sensitivity and mind but for art in the most exalted sense of the word: integral humanity and cosmicness."

The Church of God: Body of Christ and Temple of the Spirit
By Louis Bouyer

"Humans have the same components as deities; they lack only the cosmicness of the deity."

People of the Body: Jews and Judaism from an Embodied Perspective
edited by Howard Eilberg-Schwartz

"Maule notes that the church "deals with [Christ's] birth and his death (along with his invisible, inaccessible, gloriously, triumphant cosmicness) at great length."

Gather Into One: Praying and Singing Globally
By C. Michael Hawn

"Thus the mukta with his all-inclusive cosmicness, views himself and the cosmos with the eye of Brahman."

Studies in Arts and Sciences: A Felicitation Volume to Arunkalaikkon Prof. N. Subbu Reddiar, Ph.D. in Commemoration of His Sixty-first Birth-day
S. Thiruvenkatachari

The OED comes to offer more ... precedents, as:

Current roster houses 'dragonorama', but lacks the beautiful 'dragonoramic', also the additional adjective '-al' and adverb '-ally':

To be seen in your grand, cosmoramical show.
One wants a good chance to see !
Turn the Kaleidoscope, Time !
What is here ? a rain of blood ?
"No, rubies! that range of their own accord,

"Around the July of 1858, they were back at the Bell Street Hall in Dundee, with their waxworks, mechanical figures, speaking infants and cosmoramical views."

And the single hit/instance of the adverb, found only in Google Books:

"... perspective is perspective, and absolutely true, however far extended, so that a picture to be viewed only cosmoramically, or from the right point, has no limit, ..."

English Mechanics and the World of Science - Volume 15 - Page 251


(kɒzmɒˈrɑːma, -æ-)

[mod. f. Gr. κόσµ-ος world + ὅρᾱµα spectacle. Also mod.Fr.]

1.1 A peep-show containing characteristic views of all parts of the world.
   Originally the title given to a public exhibition in Regent Street, London; afterwards taken by other shows of ‘all the world in a box.’

   1823 Blackw. Mag. XIV. 473 The whole beats panorama, and cosmorama, and Covent-Garden scenery to boot.    1836–9 Dickens Sk. Boz, Vauxhall by day, The temples and saloons and cosmoramas and fountains glittered‥before our eyes.    1848–9 Southey Comm. Bk. IV. 715 Wax and composition casts‥exhibited in the Cosmorama in Regent Street.

2.2 transf. & fig. A peep-show of the world: in quot. 1852 applied to the Great Exhibition of 1851.

   1852 Bp. Wordsworth Occas. Serm. Ser. iii. 26 In this Industrial Cosmorama, we do not see the names of many who have, perhaps, contributed most effectively to the production of the marvellous works.    1881 Myers Wordsworth i. 12 Between the operations of his spirit and the cosmorama of the external world.

cosmoramic, a.


[f. prec. + -ic.]

Belonging to, or of the nature of, a cosmorama or peep-show.

   1827 Drake & Mansfield Cincinnati 45 Cosmoramic, optic, and prismoramic views of American scenery and buildings.    1836 Foreign Q. Rev. XVII. 60 While we are looking into the history of Venice, of Florence [etc.], we have a cosmoramic view of each of those states, but we can never embrace a panoramic outline of the whole of Italy.    1877 Morley Crit. Misc. Ser. ii. 381 Some glittering masque and cosmoramic revel.    1887 Times (Weekly ed.) 24 June 7/3, 86 cosmoramic views and peep shows.



[f. cosmo- + Gr. γνῶσις knowledge: in mod.F. cosmognose.]

‘The instinct which teaches animals the right time for migration, and the fitting place to which to go’ (Syd. Soc. Lex.).



[ad. Gr. κοσµογένεια, or -γενία, origin of the world: see -geny.]

Origin or evolution of the universe.

1864 H. Spencer Illustr. Univ. Progr. 125 The heavenly bodies comprehended by Cosmogeny.    1876 tr. Haeckel's Hist. Creat. I. 321 This cosmogeny, or theory of the development of the universe.



[ad. Gr. κοσµογονί-α creation of the world, f. κόσµο-ς world + -γονια a begetting (cf. κοσµογόνος adj. world-creating). In mod.F. cosmogonie. Cf. cosmogeny.]

1.1 The generation or creation of the existing universe.

   [1678 Cudworth Intell. Syst. 248 (R.) It was a most ancient‥tradition amongst the Pagans‥that the cosmogonia or generation of the world took its first beginning from a chaos.]    1766 Goldsm. Vic. W. xiv, Yet the cosmogony, or creation of the world, has puzzled philosophers of all ages.    1809 W. Irving Knickerb. i. ii. (1849) 36 That I should proceed to notice the cosmogony or formation of this our globe.    1859 Kingsley Misc. (1860) I. 306 He uses strange tools in His cosmogony, but He does not use them in vain.

2. a.2.a The subject of the generation of the universe, as a study or branch of learning.

   1777 G. Forster Voy. round World II. 155 Teachers‥who are skilled in theogony and cosmogony.    1856 Farmer's Mag. Jan. 16 It is little more than fifty years since the speculations of cosmogony were abandoned.    1871 Tyndall Fragm. Sc. (1879) II. iii. 40 In his mind‥cosmogony and religion were indissolubly associated.

b.2.b A theory, system, or account of the creation or generation of the universe.

   1696 Whiston Th. Earth iv. (1722) 312 The Mosaick Cosmogony‥supposes the Waters to have encompass'd the Globe.    1748 Hartley Observ. Man ii. ii. 87 There were many Cosmogonies and Theogonies current amongst the Pagans.    1855 Milman Lat. Chr. (1863) II. 32 The vast and imaginative cosmogonies of the East.

cosmoˈgyral, a. nonce-wd.

[f. cosmo- + gyral a.]

Whirling round the universe.

   1808 J. Barlow Columb. ix. 58 She‥whirls forth her globe in cosmogyral course.

cosmothetic, a.


[f. Gr. type *κοσµοθετικ-ός, f. κόσµο-ς world + θετικός positing; cf. κοσµοθέτης regulator of the world.]

That posits or assumes an external world.
   Cosmothetic Idealism, a term applied by Hamilton to that theory of perception which posits the existence of an external world, while denying that we have any immediate knowledge of it.

   1836–7 Sir W. Hamilton Metaph. (1877) I. xvi. 295 Those‥Hypothetical Dualists or Cosmothetic Idealists.    1868 Bain Ment. & Mor. Sc. 209 (Hamilton) The phrase ‘Cosmothetic Idealism’; meaning that an External World is supposed apart from our mental perception, as the inconceivable and incomprehensible cause of that perception.

cosmoˈthetical, a.

[f. as prec. + -al1.]

= prec.

   1843 Blackw. Mag. LIV. 652 This man is a Cosmothetical Idealist: that is, an Idealist who postulates an external universe as the unknown cause of certain modifications we are conscious of within ourselves, and which, according to his view, we never really get beyond.

So, the new ones:
dragonoramic leprechaunoramic
dragonoramical leprechaunoramical
dragonoramically leprechaunoramically

dragonothetic leprechaunothetic
dragonothetical leprechaunothetical
dragonothetically leprechaunothetically

Heh-heh, plagiarizing Sir W. Hamilton, this thread has been started by a Dragonothetic Idealists, the dragons are out there regardless of our beliefs.

Also, 'genesis' variants are cool:

dragonogeny leprechaunogeny
dragonogony leprechaunogony

dragonognosis leprechaunognosis
dragonogyral leprechaunogyral

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
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