A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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Compounded or double words I have seldom noted, except when they obtain a
signification different from that which the components have in their simple state.
Thus highwayman, woodman, and horsecourser, require an explanation; but of ...
On the contrary, the termination les, added to substantives makes adjectives
signifying want ; as wo, abless, witless, beamless, jojo, careless, he pless. Thus
comfort, comfortless; sap, sapless. Privation or contrariety is very often denoted
by the ...
n.s. [emendatio, Ilat..] It signifies, in law, the ... m. s. [French.] This word, in French,
signifies a fine, by which recompence issupposed to be made for the fault
committed. We use, in a cognate signification, the word amends. AME'Nd ER.
Roo, likewise signifies a round ball, whence *wl, and bell, and fall, which the
Welch term £ol. By the Scotch also ... and likewise £. , signifies lord, and §y this
name also the sun; and, in some dialects; Hand"... whence 1 G, and hio. 3, , o, .3,
m. s. This word, which I have - only mct with in one place, seems to signify treaty ;
article; from can, and mart, or market. ... COMB in the end, and CoM P in the
beginning, of names, seem to be derived from the British kum, which signifies a
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