By Martin H. Manser
Ralph Waldo Emerson as soon as defined the English language as "the sea which gets tributaries from each sector less than heaven." We dip into this sea extra frequently than we notice, sprinkling our writings and daily conversations with phrases and words derived from different languages. "The proof On dossier Dictionary of overseas phrases and words, moment variation" offers new and up-to-date info at the origins and utilization of greater than 4,500 of those expressions.This helpful dictionary clarifies and explains phrases and words spanning a variety of fields, from legislations and song to philosophy and food. Entries contain pronunciations in American English, components of speech and different appropriate grammatical info, languages of starting place, concise definitions, examples of use, and etymological backgrounds. greater than 500 entries were extra to this new edition.New and up-to-date insurance comprises: phrases that experience develop into extra usually utilized in modern English, akin to unfashionable and sudoku; extra prefixes and suffixes, reminiscent of eco- and -fest; phrases in relation to nutrients, equivalent to panini, burrito, provolone, and wasabi; phrases on the subject of religions, comparable to Veda; and, miscellaneous new phrases, comparable to dreck, madrasa, and tort and lots more and plenty extra.
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See appendix. ” (apbrbtbs kritbkbs) latin [critical equipment] noun phrase apparatus criticus 25 appassionato (plural apparatus critici, apbrbtbs kritbsi) additional material in a document offering variant readings and versions of a text or critical comment upon it. (bpasibnahto) italian [impassioned] adjective (in music) with passion or feeling. ” ~verb to decorate material in such a way. appliqué appellation contrôlée (apblayshbn kon- trolay) french [controlled designation] noun phrase controlled name, a guarantee on French wine bottles (or food) confirming that the wine originates from a particular region and has been made in accordance with that region’s standards of production.
Ameobas or amoebae, bmeebee) amende honorable (bmend onbrahblb) french [honorable amends] noun phrase (plural amendes honorables) a public apology or open acknowledgment of error. (amerbkahno) italian [American] noun coffee made from equal measures of espresso and hot water. Americano (bmbk, bmok), amuck malay [amoq frenzied] adverb in a wild, frenzied, uncontrollable manner: “It is true, I might have resisted forcibly with more or less effect, might have run ‘amok’ against society; but I preferred that society should run ‘amok’ against me, it being the desperate party” (Henry David Thoreau, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, 1854).
Apostrophe2 (bpostrbfee) greek [from apo from and strophe turning] noun (in rhetoric) a passage in a speech or poem that is addressed to a person or object, as a digression. ” (Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, 1920). apotheosis apologia a posteriori (ah postbreeoree, ay postbreeoree) latin [from the latter] adjective phrase inductive, empirical, based on observed facts. ~adverb phrase empirically, inductively. , haven’t. app. See appendix. ” (apbrbtbs kritbkbs) latin [critical equipment] noun phrase apparatus criticus 25 appassionato (plural apparatus critici, apbrbtbs kritbsi) additional material in a document offering variant readings and versions of a text or critical comment upon it.