Download e-book for kindle: Facts on File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases by Martin H. Manser, David H. Pickering

By Martin H. Manser, David H. Pickering

ISBN-10: 0816044597

ISBN-13: 9780816044597

Ralph Waldo Emerson as soon as defined the English language as "the sea which gets tributaries from each quarter lower than heaven". We dip into this sea extra usually than we become aware of, sprinkling our writings and daily conversations with phrases and words which are derived from different languages. This reference offers details at the origins and utilization of greater than 4000 of those expressions. The dictionary clarifies and explains phrases and words spanning quite a lot of fields, from legislation to track, philosophy to delicacies. a few expressions were absolutely assimilated into the English language, together with "igloo", "extra" and "bonanza", whereas others are nonetheless thought of international, akin to "de rigueur" and "magnum opus". Entries contain pronunciations in American English, elements of speech and different suitable grammatical details, languages of foundation, concise definitions, examples of use and etymological backgrounds.

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For, postpos. conjunction. Note that γάρ is not a preposition (the English preposition for is usually expressed in Greek by the dative case without a preposition), but a causal conjunction, a milder way of saying because. and, but, postpos. conjunction on the one hand . . on the other hand (both μέν and δέ are postpositives and are used to point out that the words with which they are associated are being contrasted or differentiated, as in a list) Nouns of the First (‑η) and Second (‑ο) Declensions; Article Prepositions Prepositions are given with their basic meanings, the case(s) they take, special meanings if they take more than one case, and where applicable a selection of idiomatic meanings.

The case tells the relationship of a noun or pronoun to the other words in the sentence. There are five cases in Greek: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, and vocative. The nominative is the case of the subject and of the predicate nominative (used with copulative verbs such as be, become). The genitive is the case of possession, denoting the relationship expressed by the preposition of, or by -’s, -s’ in English. The dative is the case of the indirect object or the person interested, expressed in English by to or for.

23. καὶ οἱ θεοὶ καὶ οἱ ἄνθρωποι βούλονται εἰρήνην ἄγειν. 24. σὺν θεοῖς εὖ πράττομεν. [εὖ well] 4. a. Write in Greek (review Syntax, p. 38). 1. The man brings gifts to his [= the] guests. 2. The gods bring both life and death to people. 3. Does man rule [over] the god? 4. Do you trust the opinions of men? 5. Do we judge our friends by [= by means of] the gifts? 6. Both men and gods wish to stop the war and to have peace. 7.

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