n.1.Softness; effeminacy; weakness.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(46) Where Pushkin uses the noun "nega" (tenderness), Nabokov uses "mollitude" and "dulcitude" in order to suggest the semantic history of "nega" (a calque from the French, certainly, but also fully integrated by the Russian adjective "nezhnyi," or "tender").
Barth receives $1,500 to support the recording of a music video of the artist's performance of "Mollitude," composed for her by Frederic Rzewski.
The program includes "Philomel" by Milton Babbitt; "96" and "Mollitude" by Frederic Rzewski; "Echolalia" by Mark Applebaum; "Sequenza III" by Luciano Berio; "Yellow" by Stephen Vitiello; and the world premiere of "Philomel" by Justine Chen.