View Full Version : Oi, is schismed a word?

20-10-04, 22:11
Im trying to finish my essay, and 8am is a bad brain time. Schism, as in the split between the church in the 1000's. Is schismed a word? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Smith will Suffice
20-10-04, 22:19
lol no its not.

words are my life....and schismed isnt a word. u can only use the word Schism in a sentence. just re-arrange ur sentence.. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif


20-10-04, 22:28
Morning Agent Smith.

Can I use Schism when referring to a division between anything? Or can it only be used in a religious context?

(btw, I kinda liked the word schismed, I might try and slide into a few conversations. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif )

20-10-04, 23:04
In wanting to use the 'non-word' schismed, I could guess it would read something like;

The Church was schismed.

Instead you could say something like;

The resultant split in the Church was schismatic, or;

The Church was schismatically divided, or:

This caused a schismatic split in the Church.

The word schism in this context doesn't just mean split or division, but that such a division is hostile. You can use the word for any such split, it doesn't have to be exclusively religious.

21-10-04, 14:55
I just use the damn word and challenge the professor to make it a big deal.

Words are invented all the time.