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By Christopher Corèdon

An curiosity within the center a while usually brings the non-specialist reader up brief opposed to a observe or time period which isn't understood or simply imperfectly understood. This dictionary is meant to place an finish to all that - notwithstanding this sort of declare is necessarily rash. even if, it's been designed within the wish that it'll be of genuine aid to non-academic readers, and in certain cases perhaps even to experts. The dictionary includes a few 3,400 phrases as headwords, starting from the felony and ecclesiastic to the extra prosaic phrases of everyday life. Latin used to be the language of the church, legislations and govt, and lots of Latin phrases illustrated listed here are often present in sleek books of historical past of the interval; equally, the fitting which means of previous English and heart English phrases may well elude present day reader: this dictionary endeavours to supply readability. as well as definition, etymologies of many phrases are given, within the trust that realizing the beginning and evolution of a notice offers a greater understanding....

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The Ptolemaic description of the universe was geocentric; it was argued that since all objects fall to the centre of the universe, objects that were dropped on earth would fall elsewhere than to earth if it were not the centre of the universe. Not until Copernicus (d. 1543) was it shown that the earth moved. Astronomical observation served the needs of astrology, and of navigation. – Cf. PRIMUM MOBILE Asylum. g. a church altar: a person seeking asylum could not be removed by force. [< Gk asulon = refuge] – Cf.

At William I’s coronation on Christmas Day, 1066, in Westminster Abbey, the cry of acclamation was so loud that William’s soldiers, on guard outside, thought he was being attacked and went on a rampage, killing many people and burning down a great many buildings. [< L acclamo = to acclaim] Accolade. Ceremonial embrace or salute at the bestowal of a knighthood after the familiar tap, *adoubement, on the shoulder with a sword. Orig. the important moment was the girding on of the knight’s sword and spurs.

The Latin form was altaragium. – Cf. -AGIUM Alure. A passage or gallery to walk in; particularly a parapet or gallery behind battlements or a church roof; also a *cloister. [< AN aleür = a passage < L alura] – Cf. AMBULATORY Alveary. A bee-hive. [< L alvearium = a group of beehives, alvarus = a beehive] – Cf. BEOCEORL; MELLITARIUS Amber. A dry measure of four *bushels; a liquid measure of 48 *sesters. [< L amphora] Ambidexter. The Latin term for a juror who took money from both sides; generally, a swindler.

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