Where defenestration is the act of throwing something out of a window, transfenestration is the act of throwing something through a window. Difference being the necessary breakage of glass. From trans - through plus fenestra - window, French or possibly Latin. Also, 00100 has informed me that fenster also means window in German, so the root of the Romance words may be Germanic.

Thomas Pynchon may have coined this word. Zoyd Wheeler, the protagonist of Vineland, publicly transfenestrates himself once a year to prove his insanity so he can continue to receive disability checks from the government.

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