The new universal etymological English dictionary containing an additional collection of words (not in the first volume) with their explications and etymologies from the ancient British, Teutonick, Dutch, Saxon, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Chaldee, &c. each in its proper character. Also an explication of hard and technical words, or terms, in all arts and sciences; with accents directing to their proper pronunciation, shewing both the orthography and orthoepia of the English tongue. Illustrated with some hundred cuts, giving a clearer idea of those figures, not so well apprehended by verbal description. Likewise a collection and explanation of words and phrases used in our ancient charters, statutes, writs, old records, and processes at law. Also the theogony, theology, and mythology of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, &c. being an account of their deities, solemnities, divinations, auguries, oracles, and hieroglyphicks. A work useful for such as would understand what they read and hear, speak what they mean, and write true English. To which is added, a dictionary of cant words. ... By N. Bailey

Main Author: Bailey, Nathan
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London printed for T. Waller, opposite Fetter-Lane, Fleet-Street 1756, MDCCLVI. [1756]
Edition:The fourth edition, corrected, and much improved throughout, by the addition of great variety of examples, explaining the true significations of the words, taken from the best authors
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:"This is a supplementary work, and enjoyed a separate publishing existence from the 1721 dictionary" (Alston). - Alston, v 130. - English Short Title Catalog, T181801. - Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford)
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (2v) ill 8°