Dictionaries

Download A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases by Christopher Corèdon PDF

By Christopher Corèdon

An curiosity within the heart a long time usually brings the non-specialist reader up brief opposed to a note or time period which isn't understood or simply imperfectly understood. This dictionary is meant to place an finish to all that - even though any such declare is unavoidably rash. although, it's been designed within the desire that it'll be of genuine support to non-academic readers, and on occasion even perhaps to experts. The dictionary includes a few 3,400 phrases as headwords, starting from the felony and ecclesiastic to the extra prosaic phrases of way of life. Latin was once the language of the church, legislation and executive, and plenty of Latin phrases illustrated listed here are often present in glossy books of background of the interval; equally, the perfect which means of outdated English and center English phrases may perhaps elude contemporary reader: this dictionary endeavours to supply readability. as well as definition, etymologies of many phrases are given, within the trust that figuring out the beginning and evolution of a notice provides a greater understanding....

Show description

Read or Download A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases PDF

Best dictionaries books

Dictionary of American Government and Politics

Significant political technology student Duncan Watts deals a clean, updated examine U. S. executive and politics, demystifying the most important phrases used to debate the political approach and describing renowned figures, occasions, rules, pursuits, and ultimate complaints appropriate to the research of yank political existence.

Historical dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian philosophy

Descartes might be such a lot heavily linked to the name, “the Father of contemporary Philosophy. ” Generations of scholars were brought to the examine of philosophy via a attention of his Meditations on First Philosophy. His contributions to ordinary technology is proven via the truth that his physics, as promulgated by means of the Cartesians, performed a significant function within the debates after his demise over Isaac Newton’s thought of gravitation.

Extra resources for A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

Example text

White *farm, white payment’. The annual rent payable to a lord, esp. e. assayed silver. – Cf. BLANCH FARM; INBLANCH; WETHERSILVER Alberia. Her. Used of a shield devoid of charges, being wholly white or *argent. [< L albus = white] Alce. Her. Another term for a *griffin. Alchemy. The science and chemistry of the Middle Ages, popularly known for the search for a means of turning base metal into gold, and also for an elixir of life. It was a resource of great knowledge of metals, allied with a belief that a perfectly pure substance could purify what was base by contact.

BLANCH FARM; INBLANCH; WETHERSILVER Alberia. Her. Used of a shield devoid of charges, being wholly white or *argent. [< L albus = white] Alce. Her. Another term for a *griffin. Alchemy. The science and chemistry of the Middle Ages, popularly known for the search for a means of turning base metal into gold, and also for an elixir of life. It was a resource of great knowledge of metals, allied with a belief that a perfectly pure substance could purify what was base by contact. Dante placed alchemists in the eighth circle of the Inferno with all other falsifiers.

The state of being ‘at one’; unity and reconciliation between a person and God. This idea received its fullest treatment in St Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo? ). Anselm himself used the term ‘redemption’; the word ‘atonement’ emerged during the 16c. Atour. The French name, used in England, for a specific style of women’s headwear. The English word was *tire. These were tall, slender cones, using silver wire as a structure around which light materials would be hung. As a foundation they used the bonnet or *wimple.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 12 votes