A CONCISE DICTIONARY OF MIDDLE ENGLISH

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A Concise Dictionary Of Middle English

Author : A. L. Mayhew
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The present work is intended to meet, in some measure, the requirements of those who wish to make some study of Middle-English, and who find a difficulty in obtaining such assistance as will enable them to find out the meanings and etymologies of the words most essential to their purpose.
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A Concise Dictionary Of Middle English

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This dictionary will serve as an aid to anyone reading Middle English. Professor Skeat wrote in his original Preface that this work is "intended to meet, in some measure, the requirements of those who wish to make some study of Middle-English, and who find a difficulty in obtaining such assistance as will enable them to find out the meanings and etymologies of the words most essential to their purpose." The small size and cost of this bound print edition makes it both useful and affordable to casual readers, high school and college students, and even scholars. Anyone interested in medieval studies will benefit from adding this little wonder of a resource to their personal library.
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A Concise Dictionary Of Middle English From A D 1150 To 1580

Author : A. L. (Anthony Lawson) Mayhew
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A Concise Dictionary of Middle English From A.D. 1150 to 1580 A. L. (Anthony Lawson) Mayhew In the etymological part three stops are used as symbols in connexion with the cog nate forms cited, namely the comma, the semi-colon, and the colon. The comma is used to connect various spellings of a word, as well as parallel forms cited from nearly connected languages; for instance, s.v. Daunger, the of. Forms are 50 connected. The semi-colon between two forms denotes that the two forms are phonetically equivalent, and that the preceding one is directly derived from, and is historically connected with the one following this symbol for instance, s.v. Bugle, the of. Bugle is the phonetic equivalent of the Lat. 6uculum, and is immediately derived therefrom. The colon be tween two forms denotes that the two forms are phonetically equivalent, and that the form following this symbol is an earlier, more primitive form than the one preceding, without an immediate interborrowing between the languages being asserted; for in stance, s.v. Demen, the Goth. Do'nzjan is an older form than the as. A'e'man, but déman is not borrowed from the Gothic. The abbreviation cp.' introduces other cognate forms, and has the same value as the symbol in Skeat's Dictionaries. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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A Concise Dictionary Of Middle English From A D 1150 To 1580 Classic Reprint

Author : Walter William Skeat
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Excerpt from A Concise Dictionary of Middle English From A. D. 1150 to 1580 The present work is intended to meet, in some measure, the require ments Of those who wish to make some study Of middle-english, and who find a difficulty in Obtaining such assistance as will enable them to find out the meanings and etymologies Of the words most essential to their purpose. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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A Concise Dictionary Of Middle English From A D 1150 To 1580 Annotated

Author : Walter W Skeat
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Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the timeWalter William Skeat, FBA (21 November 1835 - 6 October 1912) was the pre-eminent British philologist of his time. He was instrumental in developing the English language as a higher education subject in the United Kingdom. Skeat is best known for his work in Middle English, and for his standard editions of Chaucer and William Langland's Piers Plowman. Skeat was the founder and only president of the English Dialect Society from 1873 to 1896. The society's purpose was to collect materials for the publication of The English Dialect Dictionary. The society was dissolved in 1897.In pure philology, Skeat's principal achievement is his An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (4 parts, 1879-1882; rev., and enlarged, 1910). While preparing the dictionary, he wrote hundreds of short articles on word origins for the London-based journal Notes and Queries.
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A Concise Dictionary Of Middle English From A D 1150 To 1580 Annotated

Author : Walter William Skeat
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This is an annotated version of the book1. contains an updated biography of the author at the end of the book for a better understanding of the text.2. This book has been checked and corrected for spelling errorsThe present work is intended to meet, in some measure, the requirementsof those who wish to make some study of Middle-English, and who find adifficulty in obtaining such assistance as will enable them to find outthe meanings and etymologies of the words most essential to theirpurpose.The best Middle-English Dictionary, that by Dr. Mätzner of Berlin, hasonly reached the end of the letter H; and it is probable that it willnot be completed for many years. The only Middle-English Dictionary thathas been carried on to the end of the alphabet is that by the late Dr.Stratmann, of Krefeld. This is a valuable work, and is indispensable forthe more advanced student. However, the present work will still supply adeficiency, as it differs from Stratmann's Dictionary in manyparticulars. We have chosen as our Main Words, where possible, the mosttypical of the forms or spellings of the period of Chaucer and PiersPlowman; in Stratmann, on the other hand, the form chosen as Main Wordis generally the oldest form in which it appears, frequently one of thetwelfth century. Moreover, with regard to authorities, we refer in thecase of the great majority of our forms to a few, cheap, easilyaccessible works, whereas Stratmann's authorities are mainly thenumerous and expensive publications of the Early English Text Society.Lastly, we have paid special attention to the French element inMiddle-English, whereas Stratmann is somewhat deficient in respect ofwords of French origin[1]. The book which has generally been found ofmost assistance to the learner is probably Halliwell's Dictionary ofArchaic and Provincial Words; but this is not specially confined to theMiddle-English period, and the plan of it differs in several respectsfrom that of the present work. [Footnote 1: A new and thoroughly revised edition of Stratmann's Dictionary is being prepared by Mr. Henry Bradley, for the Delegates of the Clarendon Press.]The scope of this volume will be best understood by an explanation ofthe circumstances that gave rise to it. Some useful and comparativelyinexpensive volumes illustrative of the Middle-English period have beenissued by the Clarendon Press; all of which are furnished withglossaries, explaining all the important words, with exact references tothe passages wherein the words occur. In particular, the three usefulhand-books containing Specimens of English (from 1150 down to 1580)together supply no less than sixty-seven characteristic extracts fromthe most important literary monuments of this period; and the threeglossaries to these books together fill more than 370 pages ofclosely-printed type in double columns. The idea suggested itself thatit would be highly desirable to bring the very useful information thusalready collected _under one alphabet_, and this has now been effected.At the same time, a reference has in every case been carefully given tothe _particular_ Glossarial Index which registers each form here cited,so that it is perfectly easy for any one who consults our book to refer,not merely to the particular Index thus noted, but to the referencesgiven in that Index; and so, by means of such references, to find everypassage referred to, with its proper context. Moreover the student onlyrequires, for this purpose, a small array of the text-books in theClarendon Press Series, instead of a more or less complete set ofeditions of Middle-English texts, the possession of which necessitates aconsiderable outlay of money. By this plan, so great a _compression_ ofinformation has been achieved, that a large number of the articles givea summary such as can be readily expanded
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The Concise Dictionary Of English Etymology

Author : Walter W. Skeat
ISBN : 1853263117
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A dictionary of the origins of words and developement of the English language.
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