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Among the collection of books and manuscripts left to the Bodleian Library by the seventeenth-century Dutch philologist, art historian, etymologist and lexicographer, Francis Junius (1591-1677), there are six items which provide evidence of Junius's interest in Scots.
Etymologists used to study etymological equivalents in different languages ever before modern linguistics was born.
Pedant that he admittedly is, Reacher delights the etymologists among his readers, going back to the original French and Latin derivations of words such as "affidavit," "shrapnel," and "expedition.
As many linguists and etymologists have noted, the word "play" has roots in the Anglo-Saxon "plegian," which entails bestirring oneself or doing something.
Furness cites the dry comment of Charles Moberly, a nineteenth-century editor of the play, to the effect that Jaques's own explanation of "Ducdame" as "A Greek invocation to call fools into a circle" has certainly proved correct in terms of the line's heady effect on the long parade of linguists and etymologists who have attempted to explain it (Furness, ed.
First of all, Boccaccio could not mean that a name can signify who and what a person is--a characteristic which medieval etymologists were willing to attribute to pre-Adamitic language or to extraordinary people, as the case is with Beatrice (Vita nuova 2.
Unlike Picasso, it is probable Earp and his opinions would have vanished without trace but for two reasons, the first being that his name is habitually cited by etymologists as the origin of the word 'twerp' (with his Oxford contemporary J.
Etymologists trace the word "sodomy", the bishop is accused of, to the city of "Sodom".
How do you expect to remove it and hint at the long process of normalising rates without upending the markets Do you have economists - or etymologists - working on this issue