Presents a dictionary of botanical epithets. Includes a listing of epithets, the definition, stem, type and gender, and meaning. Notes that the epithets are largely taken from alpine plant nursery catalogs and seed lists of the North American Rock Garden Society.
Charles Tarver , Rector of Ilketshall , Suffolk , whose experience , while engaged
in preparing pupils for Eton , had shown him the want which beginners felt of
some further assistance than was supplied by my Gradus . The lists of Epithets ,
And what do the colours of Cornish tartan symbolize? This book is the first ever collection of phrases and terms which contain the word 'Cornish' and it will delight everyone who loves Cornish culture.
Author: Thornton B. Edwards
Category: Cornish (The English word)
Why wouldn't you like to receive either a Cornish hug or a Cornishman's gift (i.e. a Cornish compliment)? What was a Cornishman's handshake? What type of vegetable is a Cornish King? How large was a Cornish acre? What is a Rock Cornish? And what is the difference between a Cornish White and a White Cornish? Many of us will know who the Cornish Nightingale was. But who was the Cornish Cinderella? And who was the Cornish Bluebeard? Where is the Cornish Atlantis? And why couldn't you climb the Cornish Alps? How many minutes behind GMT is Cornish Time? Which school has been called the Cornish Eton? And what do the colours of Cornish tartan symbolize? This book is the first ever collection of phrases and terms which contain the word 'Cornish' and it will delight everyone who loves Cornish culture.
Author: Bernard Marie DupriezPublish On: 1991-01-01
For him , as for Puttenham and Littré , an epithet is an adjective ' serving only to
adorn a discourse or make it more vivid , suppressible without changing the
meaning . The following is a parody * of the Homeric ' epithet : ' a
Author: Bernard Marie Dupriez
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Comprising some 4000 terms, defined and illustrated, "Gradus" calls upon the resources of linguistics, poetics, semiotics, socio-criticism, rhetoric, pragmatics, combining them in ways which enable readers quickly to comprehend the codes and conventions which together make up 'literarity.'
epithet (1) In ordinary usage, an epithet is likely to be taken as a descriptive (
adjective) phrase or appellation used to ... Epithets may become nicknames, as
in King Aethelred the Unready; William the Conqueror; Spotty Muldoon; Nat 'King'
Author: Katie Wales
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Reviews of the first edition: '...a work of high seriousness...manna from rhetorical heaven for students and researchers with a lot of hard graft ahead of them... '(English Today) '...an impressive single-author reference work... '(English) '...Not only is this volume indispensible for anyone, students or academics, working in any field related to stylistics, it is, like all the best dictionaries, a very good read...' (Le Lingue del Mondo) Over the past ten years there have been striking advances in stylistics. These have given rise to new terms and to revised thinking of concepts and re-definitions of terms. A Dictionary of Stylistics, 2nd Edition contains over 600 alphabeticlly listed entries: fully revised since the first and second editions, it contains many new entries. Drawing material from stylistics and a range of related disciplines such as sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics and traditional rhetoric, the revised Third Edition provides a valuable reference work for students and teachers of stylistics, as well as critical discourse analysis and literary criticism. At the same time it provides a general picture of the nature, insights and methodologies of stylistics. As well as explaining terminology clearly and concisely, this edition contains a subject index for further ease of use. With numerous quotations; explanations for many basic terms from grammar and rhetoric; and a comprehensive bibliography, this is a unique reference work and handbook for stylistic and textual analysis. Students and teachers at secondary and tertiary levels of English language and literature or English as a foreign or second language, and of linguistics, will find it an invaluable source of information. Katie Wales is Professor of Modern English Language, University of Leeds and Dean of Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Arts.
In the end we were left with an assortment of epithets that defied further
classification. Err, the label assigned to this open-ended list of expressions
denoting faulty English, was sufficiently vague to be accorded 'unmarked' status.
Author: Bertil Sundby
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Eighteenth-century English grammarians plead eloquently for purity, precision and perspicuity, but their method of teaching largely amounts to citing examples of impurity, imprecision and lack of clarity from contemporary writings. This book is the first of its kind to provide a detailed systematic account of such 'errors'. Apart from source and page references, the Dictionary gives the context of the error (I have not wept this forty years), the correct or 'target' form ('these forty years'), the name of the authors quoted by the grammarians ('Addison', 'Swift'), and the labels which sum up their assessment of the error ('absurd', 'solecism'). It operates with error categories such as ambiguity, ellipsis and government (fourteen in all), which are subdivided into grammatically described main entries, subentries, and so on. The Introduction includes a guide to the use of the Dictionary, the grammatical code, and a discussion of grammatical concepts, error typologies, problems of identifying literary sources, attitudes to correctness, grammatical figures, and other topics. A Bibliography and an Index of lexical items and technical terms round off the volume. The way the Dictionary is organized should make it possible to find in it the answer to a wide variety of questions pertaining to grammar, style and linguistic historiography.
Epithet. Worcester says that ' an epithet is an adjective denoting any quality, good
or bad.' Epithets are, however, not all adjectives, although all adjectives are epithets. Many titles of honour are epithets. When we speak of Cardinal Newman
A Latin Vocabulary , arranged on Etymological Principles as an Exercise - Book
and First Latin Dictionary , for the use of the ... The new Dictionary of Epithets is
intended as an new Dictionary of Epithets , which contains , it is be Appendix to
Author: South Kensington Museum
Category: Publishers' catalogs
Bound set of catalogs of textbooks and educational apparatus published in London, England.
TUMU (iii) S. A group, crowd; as a group of perSOrl S. TUMU (iv) S. Es. An epithet
of Kio, Kiho; it may be combined with other epithets to denote differing phases or
manifesFAG ANA tations of divine power. TE TUMU (v) S. A proper name.
2000). A cultivar name consists of a botanical name followed by a cultivar epithet
enclosed in single quotes, and the application of cultivar epithets is controlled by
a separate code, the "International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants" ...
Author: Urs Eggli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Names are important elements to handle the diversity of items in daily life - persons, objects, animals, plants, etc. Without such names, it would be difficult to attach information to such items and to communicate information about them, and names are usually used without giving them much thought. This is not different for plants. When dealing with plants, however, it soon becomes apparent that the situation is somewhat more complex. Botanists use Latin names to bring order into the vast diversity, while everyday usage resorts to vemacular or "popular" names. As practical as these vernacular names are (it is not suggested that you should ask your greengrocer for a kilo gram of Solanum tuberosum or Musa paradisiaca subsp. sapientum), their most important draw back is the fact that they vary widely, not only from one language to another but also from coun try to country, even from region to region within a large country. More importantly, vemacular names in any given language are usually only available for the plants growing locally, or for plants of some special importance, such as crops and vegetables, medicinal plants, or important garden plants. For all other plants, the Latin names used by botanists and other scientists have to be employed. Such names often appear complicated or even awkward to the ears of those not accustomed to them.
Leaving the epithets of false , scandalous , of several independent states . much
may be epistled . " Milton . and villanou to ... K. Sm .; An epithet is an addition , but
an addition may be an en+ E - PİS'TLER ( e - přs'ler ) , n . 1. A writer of epistles ...
In the Bible, 'father' occurs frequently as a divine epithet and as a theophoric
element in personal names. ... as a simile — e.g. the deity is 'like a (merciful)
father' — although it is much less commonly used than many other epithets (
Author: Karel van der Toorn
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD) is the single major reference work on the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semidivine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books. Book jacket.
A DICTIONARY OF CURRENT AND COLLOQUIAL TAMIL . MS . Sadasivam , M .
n . d . A DICTIONARY OF DUALS DENOTING THE SAME OBJECT IN TAMIL . MS
. Sadasivam , M . n . d . A DICTIONARY OF EPITHETS AND NAMES OF GOD .
Author: Gregory James
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Category: Tamil language
Lexicographica. Series Maior features monographs and edited volumes on the topics of lexicography and meta-lexicography. Works from the broader domain of lexicology are also included, provided they strengthen the theoretical, methodological and empirical basis of lexicography and meta-lexicography. The almost 150 books published in the series since its founding in 1984 clearly reflect the main themes and developments of the field. The publications focus on aspects of lexicography such as micro- and macrostructure, typology, history of the discipline, and application-oriented lexicographical documentation.
UNLIKE UNITY represented by those epithets there are degrees ; but uniqueness
is a matter of yes or no only ; no unique thing is more or less unique than another
unique thing, as it may be rarer or less rare ; the adverbs that w. can tolerate ...
Author: H. W. Fowler
Publisher: OUP Oxford
'What grammarians say should be has perhaps less influence on what shall be than even the more modest of them realize ...' No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered the best arbiter of good practice. In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought. With a wealth of entertaining examples he looks at Fowler's stated principles and the tensions between his prescriptive and descriptive temperaments. He shows that the Dictionary does a great more than make normative recommendations and express private opinion. In addition he offers a modern perspective on some 300 entries, in which he shows how English has changed since the 1920s. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
The abundance and Christian brethren which are contained in the canon of the
propriety of epithets form peculiar characteristics of Scripture : a few others ,
either spurious or of high an various poetical styles . In the strict rhetorical sense
Most of the gods bearing this name were Weather-gods and have very similar
characteristics. They can be distinguished from one another by their epithets
which refer to individual cities or mountains, the traditional dwellings of weather-
Author: Dr Gwendolyn Leick
Category: Social Science
The Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology covers sources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from around 2800 to 300 BC. It contains entries on gods and goddesses, giving evidence of their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by the texts, and defining their roles within the body of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving the place of origin of main texts and a brief history of their transmission through the ages; and entries explaining the use of specialist terminology, for such things as categories of Sumerian texts or types of mythological figures.
The use of this word is the propriety of epithets form peculiar characteristics of
Dow confined in our language to the ... Thus , the " glorious " sun is a mere epithet ; not recognized among inspired writings , are also so de . while the "
rising ' or ...