Nephelococcygia

Nephelococcygia

ethereal wonderland of castles; secure from gods. [Gk. Lit.: The Birds]
See: Utopia
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It means a fabled land that does not exist, so anyone living there is a day-dreamer (and the Greek for it is nephelococcygia).
Nephelococcygia (neph-e-lo-coc-cy-gia) is a word used to describe this cloud watching activity.
Don't be surprised if you find hundreds of words hidden in nephelococcygia.
Nephelococcygia (neph-e-lo-coc-cygia) is a word used to describe looking for animal and other shapes in the clouds.
Fantasy plays tend to pose the audience problems about their fantasies, and in the Birds, discussed in terms of foundation myths and cosmogony, Nephelococcygia has graver faults than Athens and is by no means a solution of the problems it is supposed to resolve.