The Science of Etymology (Google eBook)

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Clarendon Press, 1912 - English language - 242 pages
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Page xii - ... everech in his degree, the more and the lasse. But considere wel, that I ne usurpe nat to have founde this werk of my labour or of myn engin. I nam but a lewd compilatour of the labour of olde Astrologiens, and have hit translated 45 in myn English only for thy doctrine ; and with this swerd shal I sleen envye.
Page v - My great object, in the present work, is to show how to make use of an English etymological dictionary" (p. 35). Neither these Statements nor the title will give a sufficiently clear hint äs to what the Student may expect to find in the book. As a matter of fact the book...
Page xii - ... and obeyeth, everech in his degree, the more and the lasse. But considere wel, that I ne usurpe nat to have founde this werk of my labour or of myn engin.
Page xiii - Teil: Wortschatz der germanischen Spracheinheit unter Mitwirkung von H. Falk gänzlich umgearbeitet von A.
Page 75 - tis called) or the Smoothness which the Ship's passing has made on the Sea; and there as they fly (gently then) they pat the Water alternately with their Feet, as if they walk'd upon it; tho
Page 18 - The Wages for the Barrow-men is usually about twenty pence or two and twenty pence a day for each Tram (that is to say) for putting so many loaden Corves, as are carried on one Sledge, or Tram in one day to the Pit Shaft.
Page xiii - Brugmann, K. und Delbrück, B. Grundriss der vergleichenden Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen.
Page 82 - The late Prof. Skeat's last book, ' The Science of Etymology,' is so valuable a work that one may, perhaps, be forgiven for drawing attention to a little lapse on p. 80. Referring to the Cumberland place-name Torpenhow, the Professor says : — " Tor, ie,
Page 206 - ... (e) Home and employments: — acre, axle, door, dough, lea, mark (a boundary), mead, nave (of a wheel), thatch, timber, wain, work, yard (a court), yeast, yoke. (/) Miscellaneous substantives : — bottom, life, loan, love, meed, mind, murder, name, speed, sweat, thirst. (g) Some adjectives: — foul, full, lief, light, loud, mid, naked, new, quick, raw, red, right, same, sweet, tame, thin, warm, white, yellow, young.
Page 71 - a long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from the ankle to the knee, worn as a protection and support to the leg by sportsmen, soldiers, etc'; Hindi pattl "band, bandage'.

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