Chambers's etymological dictionary of the English language, ed. by J. Donald

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Σελίδα 136 - The dividend is the number to be divided. The divisor is the number by which we divide.
Σελίδα 8 - This charming volume has been prepared with the greatest care, and will be found to contain all that is most attractive to Little Folks, Printed in handsome type, abounding in pictures and in a beautiful floral cover by EDMUND EVANS, the CHILDREN'S FORGET-ME-NOT must be acknowledged one of the Handsomest and Cheapest of Gift-books.
Σελίδα 73 - . a tribe or collection of families subject to a single chieftain, bearing the same surname, and supposed to have a common ancestor ; a clique, sect, or body of persons. [Gael, clann, Ir.
Σελίδα 191 - Form, form, n. > figure or appearance of a body ; the boundary-line of an object; a model; a mould: mode of arrangement ; order; regularity; system, as of government ; beauty or elegance : established practice ; ceremony : in printing, the type from which an impression is to be taken arranged and secured in a chase : (in the fol.
Σελίδα 242 - The section is an hyperbola, when the cutting plane makes a greater angle with the base than the side of the cone makes.
Σελίδα 297 - . lit. the origin or supplier of bread; a master; a superior; a husband ; a ruler: the proprietor of a manor ; a baron ; a peer of the realm ; the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl ; a bishop, if a member of Parliament : in В., the Supreme Being ; Jehovah (when printed in capitals).
Σελίδα 94 - ... kon-tin'jent, adj. lit. touching; dependent on something else ; liable but not certain to happen; accidental. — n. an event which is liable but not certain to occur ; a share or proportion, especially of soldiers. — adv. contingently. [L. contingo, to touch, to happen.] contlngcnce, kon-tin'jens, contingency, kon-tin'jen-si, n., the quality of being contingent; what happens by chance ; an accident.
Σελίδα 173 - Faith, futh, я., trust or confidence in any_ person ; belief in the statement of another : belief in the truth of revealed religion ; confidence and trust in God ; reliance on Christ as the Saviour : that which is believed ; any system of religious belief: fidelity to promises; honesty: word or honour pledged, [old ~&.feithtfayeth,fay; old ¥r.faid,fci¿; It.fede; L.
Σελίδα 7 - PREFACE. THIS Work will, it is believed, supply the want, so long felt, of a Dictionary based on the etymological relations of words, and exhibiting the results of the latest philological research, at a price quite within the reach of even common Schools. The Dictionary contains the Etymology, Pronunciation, and Meanings of Words. The Vocabulary contains .every English word, with the exception of obsolete and very rare words, and technical terms not found in general literature. It includes, however,...
Σελίδα 93 - Scripture expression : but they do not consider the presence of the body and blood of Christ with the bread and wine...

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