Origin of Language and Myths, Volume 1

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S. Low, son, and Marston, 1871 - Language and languages - 1030 pages
 

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Page xxv - Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me : for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
Page 342 - And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Page xx - It was remarked, that no physician in Europe, who had reached forty years of age, ever, to the end of his life, adopted Harvey's doctrine of the circulation of the blood, and that his practice in London diminished extremely, from the reproach drawn upon him by that great and signal discovery. So slow is the progress of truth in every science, even when not opposed by factious or superstitious prejudices!
Page 95 - As, in order to give rise to such a noun as asu, must have meant to breathe, then to live, then to exist, and it must have passed through all these stages before it could have been used as the abstract auxiliary verb which we find not only in Sanskrit but in all Aryan languages.
Page 153 - God or good, it is clear that two words which thus run parallel in all these dialects without ever meeting, cannot be traced back to one central point. God was most likely an old heathen name of the Deity, and for such a name the supposed etymological meaning of good would be far too modern, too abstract, too Christian...
Page 22 - OF THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN. IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Page 17 - We must not be surprised at finding, on a close examination, that the characters of all the Pagan deities, male and female, melt into each other, and at last into one or two ; for it seems...
Page 253 - It might have been applied to many birds ; but it became the traditional and recognised name for the crow. Cuckoo could never mean anything but the cuckoo, and while a word like raven has ever so many relations from a rumor down to a row, cuckoo stands by itself like a stick in a living hedge. It is curious to observe how apt we are to deceive ourselves when we once adopt this...
Page 279 - And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.
Page 359 - ... own, for thus only had he a right to claim the ' title of father. Father is derived from a root Pa, ' which means, not to beget but to protect, to support, ' to nourish. The father, as genitor, was called in ' Sanskrit ganitar, but as protector and supporter of his ' offspring he was called pitar; hence, in the Veda, ' these two names are used together, in order to express

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