Context of An universal etymological English dictionary : comprehending the derivations of the generality of words in the English tongue, either Ancient or Modern, from the Ancient British, Saxon, Danish, Norman, and Modern French, Teutonic, Dutch, Spanish, Italian; as also from the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew Languages, each in their proper Characters. And also A brief and clear Explication of all difficult Words, derived from any of the aforesaid Languages, and Terms of Art, relating to Anatomy, Botany, Physic, Pharmacy, Surgery, Chemistry, Philosophy, Divinity, Mathematics, Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, Music, Heraldry, Maritime Affairs, Military Discipline, Horsemanship, Hunting, Hawking, Fowling, Fishing, Gardening, Husbandry, Handicrafts, Confectionary, Carving, Cookery, &c. Together with A large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases used in our Ancient Statutes, Charters, Writs, Old Records, and Processes in Law, and the Etymology and Interpretation of the Proper Names of Men, Women, and remarkable Places in Great Britain: And also the Dialects of our different Counties. Also a Collection of our most common Proverbs, with their Explications. The whole Work compiled and methodically digested, as well for the Entertainment of the Curious, as the Information of the Ignorant; and for the Benefit of young Students, Artificers, Tradesmen, and Foreigners, who are desirous thoroughly to understand what they speak, read, or write. the twenty-eighth edition. Besides retaining the Two Thousand Words, added and interspersed in their proper places, in a former Edition, together with other improvements, some further amendments have been made, so as to render the present Edition still more complete. By N. Bailey, [greek text]

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