Treacle Toast and Tweed English Word Origins for Language Lovers

However, many words in modern English have their backgrounds in other languages since the English language has long been an inveterate borrower of words. One of the principal sources of this borrowing has been Latin which had an ...

Author: Betty Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326384067

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A fascinating guide to the origins of English language words from acne and aubergine, through hooligan and mall to treacle, toast, tweed and more. A book for language lovers.

A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases

A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases will be an entertaining and instructive source of information for word lovers of all varieties, from the crossword aficionado to speech-writers, historians, literature buffs, the savvy general reader, ...

Author: James Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198602294

Category: Foreign Language Study

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This authoritative and highly browsable guide provides an enlightening account of the meaning and history of Latin words and phrases that have entered the English language. Readers will find over 1000 phrases, sayings, mottoes, and proverbs, translated with examples of usage and fascinating citations and explanations of their first occurrence. A detailed A-Z appendix lists all Latin authors from Augustine to Virgil, together with details of their life and work. A thematic index offers immediate access to the maxims and phrases relating to such topics as death, betrayal, gossip, love, and money. A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases will be an entertaining and instructive source of information for word lovers of all varieties, from the crossword aficionado to speech-writers, historians, literature buffs, the savvy general reader, and anyone properly curious about Latin's influence on English.

A Hand book of engrafted words of the English language embracing those of Gothic Celtic French Latin and Greek origin on the basis of the hand books of Anglo Saxon root words and derivatives

Only a few words , however , were introduced into the language of the AngloSaxons . Christianity brought in many . During the time of the Christian Saxon kings , religious teachers and lovers of Latin learning , introduced many Latin ...

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An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language in which the words are explained in the order of their natural affinity independent of alphabetical arrangement and the signification of each is traced from its etymology To which are added an introduction containing a new grammar of the language and an alphabetical index etc vol 1

There is a class of words in id , from the Latin idus , as putrid , from putridus ; morbid , from morbidus ... in that language , as docens and amans , which express existing , or being , in the state of a teacher , or a lover .

Author: David BOOTH (Author of the Analytical Dictionary.)

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ISBN: BL:A0017612265

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The Lover s Tongue

A Merry Romp Through the Language of Love and Sex Mark Morton. Baltic branch arose Lithuanian and Latvian; ... For instance, in the seventh century, English adopted a few Latin words from the Christian missionaries who had arrived ...

Author: Mark Morton

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 9781897414491

Category: Electronic books

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This delightful book includes over 100 mini-essays explaining the origins and historical development of words in our language that pertain to love and sex. Do you know, for example, what a 78 is? Here's a hint: like the old 78 rpm records, the term refers to a man who is ... well, on the fast side! Diligently researched, The Lover's Tongue is written in a light-hearted style. A dictionary of a different kind, this book is the perfect gift for that special someone, or for the connoisseur of language and history in your life

The Literary Language of Shakespeare

This was also true of Love's Labour's Lost, although there the Latin words, newly arrived in the language and sometimes misunderstood by the clowns, were an additional source of amusement. There are, in As You Like It, a few instances ...

Author: S.S. Hussey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317896142

Category: Drama

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Professor Hussey looks at the vocabulary, syntax and register of Renaissance English, following this with a more detailed analysis of particular kinds of language in the plays such as prose, verse, rhetoric and the soliloquy. For this new edition, the text has been revised throughout with, in particular, a completely new chapter providing detailed readings of selected plays, illustrating the ways particular aspects of language can be studied in practice.

An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are Explained in the Order of Their Natural Affinity Independent of Alphabetical Arrangement

In our adoption of Latin words , we have translated tia by ce or cy ; and hence we have substance , from substantia ; prudence ... in the language , they are retained for the purpose of marking a peculiar variety in love and in hatred .

Author: David Booth

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ISBN: NYPL:33433070243492

Category: English language

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In Other Words

In Other Words is a unique collection of well-known and absolutely obscure "untranslatables"-linguistic gems that convey a feeling or notion with satisfying precision yet resist simple translation.

Author: Christopher J. Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802718175

Category: Social Science

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When ideas fail, words come in handy. But sometimes you can't find the right word, and what you want to say can't be found in the dictionary. English has its limitations, but the expression you're searching for may exist in another language. In Other Words is a unique collection of well-known and absolutely obscure "untranslatables"-linguistic gems that convey a feeling or notion with satisfying precision yet resist simple translation. This quirky lexicon of hard-to-translate words gives the reader a new way to look at the world and how words relate to us. The words are arranged by region or country of origin, and a brief introduction to each section-each done by a respected translator-gives insight into the culture of the people as well as the language. Each of these singular words is cleverly and thoroughly defined, with interesting details and references throughout. The search for that elusive mot juste may be over.

An analytical dictionary of the English language

There is a class of words in id , from the Latin idus , as putrid , from putridus ; morbid , from morbidus ... in that language , as docens and amans , which express existing , or being , in the state of a teacher , or a lover .

Author: David Booth

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ISBN: OXFORD:590101740

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Gendered Dynamics in Latin Love Poetry

This clause is worthy of extensive discussion , for its highly evocative language helps to position Barine in terms of both her appeal and her production of worry and fear . The Latin words themselves operate on several levels ...

Author: Ronnie Ancona

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801881986

Category: History

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In recent decades, Latin love poetry has become a significant site for feminist and other literary critics studying conceptions of gender and sexuality in ancient Roman culture. This new volume, the first to focus specifically on gender dynamics in Latin love poetry, moves beyond the polarized critical positions that argue that this poetry either confirms traditional gender roles or subverts them. Rather, the essays in the collection explore the ways in which Latin erotic texts can have both effects, shifting power back and forth between male and female. If there is one conclusion that emerges, it is that the dynamics of gender in Latin amatory poetry do not map in any single way onto the cultural and historical norms of Roman society. In fact, as several essays show, there is a dialectical relationship between this poetry and Roman cultural practices. By complicating the views of gender dynamics in Latin love poetry, this exciting new scholarship will stimulate further debates in classical studies and literary criticism with its fresh perspectives.

Neo Latin Poetry in the British Isles

1.73) and that Ligo is unable to use correct Latin words himself (Epigr. 1.82).11 Campion combines the theme of languages with aspects of love poetry when he talks about languages spoken by women (Epigr. 1.168; 2.186).

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Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472503015

Category: Poetry

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Investigation of the Latin poetry produced by British poets from the sixteenth century onwards affords an indispensible insight into a dominant strand in the intellectual, cultural and educational life of the British Isles during this period. At this time, the composition of Latin poetry was a regular feature of school curricula and a popular leisure-time activity of the educated elite. Such examination also sheds light on the poetic principles and practice of major British poets (such as Campion, Cowley, Herbert and Milton) who penned a large quantity of neo-Latin verse in addition to their better-known vernacular works.

A hand book of English orthography by a literary association

Only a few words , however , were introduced into the language of the AngloSaxons . Christianity brought in many . During the time of the Christian Saxon kings , religious teachers and lovers of Latin learning , introduced many Latin ...

Author: English orthography

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ISBN: OXFORD:600087806

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Shakespeare A Lover s Complaint and John Davies of Hereford

... extreme stage in Shakespeare's linguistic register, not a norm against which we can evaluate the vocabulary of a short narrative poem about a betrayed woman. It is certain that Shakespeare created many neologisms from Latin words.

Author: Brian Vickers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521859127

Category: Literary Criticism

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This 2007 text was the first full study of the origins and authorship of A Lover's Complaint.

An analytical Dictionary of the english language

In our adoption of Latin words , we have translated tia by ce or cy ; and hence we have substance , from substantia ... from freon , to love , and feon , to bate ; and thus , having synonymes in the language , they are retained for ...

Author: Daniel Booth

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10522982

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