I need a cool two-syllable word

Okay, here’s a random one for y’all.

I’m trying to name something for a story. It needs to be named with an English word, and for reasons of rhythm, that word has to be two syllables, with the accent on the first syllable. The thing in question is mystical, but don’t feel obliged to go for obviously mystical-sounding words; in fact, it’s probably better if I stay away from that (so no “shadow” or “dragon” or what have you). But it should be something that sounds cool — no “sofa” or “laundry” here. 😛

Bonus points if it has the same form as both a noun and a verb, but that’s icing on the cake.


5 Responses to “I need a cool two-syllable word”

  1. April

    Beacon or beckon

  2. Diatryma

    Ooh, I like ‘beacon’.
    Wander, torrent, current, flower, barrel, carol, tribute, soldier, center, keepsake, science (is a verb), pinion, feather, plaudit. Then I get distracted with a bunch of other words that aren’t as close to what you’re looking for.

    • Diatryma

      Threshold, stele (I think?), lodestone or -star. Not verby, but interesting.

  3. Anthony Docimo

    I hope you find a good word or more. Happy New Years!

  4. swantower

    Thanks, everybody! It’s fascinating to see what people are coming up with, and it’s helping to knock me out of the mental ruts I’ve gotten stuck in.

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