The Derivative Spelling-book: Giving the Origin of Every Word from the Greek, Latin, Saxon, German, Teutonic, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Other Languages, with Their Present Acceptation and Pronunciation

R. Yorke Clarke and Company, 1848 - 117 páginas

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Página 57 - Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
Página 101 - Q. Question. Qu. Query. QD (quasi dictum). As if it were said. QED (quod erat demonstrandum). Which was to be demonstrated. Q.
Página 32 - Eddy, is the running back of the Water at any Place, contrary to the Tide or Stream, and fo falling back into the Tide...
Página 89 - Ad captandum vulgus, to ensnare the vulgar. Ad infinitum, to infinity. Ad libitum, at pleasure. Ad referendum, for consideration. Ad valorem, according to value. A fortiori, with stronger reason.
Página 60 - Or-i-gar"-chy,* s. - - oligos, a few, and arche, rule or dominion. That form of government which places the supreme power in the hands of a few.
Página 90 - Jure divino, by divine right. Jure humano, by human law. Jus gentium, the law of nations. Labor omnia vincit, labour conquers everything.
Página 92 - Sui generis, of its own kind; unique, the only one of its kind. Summum bonum, the chief good. Tempus edax rerum, time is the destroyer of all things. Tempus omnia revelat, time discloses all things. Toties quoties, as often as. Tria juncta in uno, three joined in one. Una voce, with one voice, unanimously. Utile et dulce, the useful with the agreeable.
Página 37 - Span, barnh, pronounced varniz. A compound of gum, mixed with spirits of wine and other ingredients, for setting a gloss upon wood, pictures, &c.; an artificial covering to give a fair appearance. Vouch-safe', va and n. - *• Fr. vouer, to vow, and sauf, safe. To condescend, to render safe ; to permit to be done without danger ; to grant:—n. To deign, to yield.
Página 42 - Per'-i-gee, s. - - peri, about, or near, and ge, the earth. That point in the moon's orbit which is nearest to the earth.

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