The Civil Service English Grammar

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Cane, a reed. Cassia, an aromatic bark. Cinnamon, an aromatic bark. Cumin or cummin, an aromatic plant. Ebon or ebony, a hard wood. Galban or galbanum, a resinou3 gum. Hyssop, an aromatic herb. Jaspir, a hard, precious stone. Maltha, a kind of bitumen. Manna, a gum. Myrrh, an aromatic gum. Nitre, saltpetre. Sapphire, a hard, precious stone. Sycamine, a species of fig-tree. 2. Hebrew names of letters, months, measures of capacity, .weights, coins, offices, celestial beings, sacred vestments, festivals, and some miscellaneous terms, which have been transferred into the authorised English version of the Holy Scriptures; as, Aleph, Abib, homer, shekel, cherub, ephod, Sabbath, amen. 3. Hebrew words that have passed to us in connection with religion, and have been modified in the Greek; as, Jubilee, Pharisee, Essene. 4. Terms which have been adopted from the Rabbinic or later Hebrew, on account of the connection of Christian and Jewish learning; as, Mishna, Talmud, Targum. XX. Hebrew and Chaldaic Prefixes and Suffixes. Al. The prefix al is the Arabic definite article, and adopted in Hebrew; as, Almodad, algum. An or on, a common suffix to Hebrew nouns; as, Corban, Leviathan, Abaddon, Dagon. A or ah, a feminine suffix; as, Cabala, ephah. Im, a plural, masculine suffix; as, Chcrubim, elohim, purim, shittim, teraphim. In, a Chaldaic suffix answering to the Hebrew im, is found in Upharsin. Oth, a plural, feminine suffix; as, behemoth, sabaoth. I, a suffix denoting my; as Sabbi, 'my master;' Babboni, 'my great master.' Some Hebrew words, coming through the Greek, have received Greek suffixes--Ee; as, Pharisee, Sadducee. 1st; as, Talmudist. Ene; as, Essene. Ite, as, Caraite. Ism; as, Babbinism. XXI. Exotic Words from Living Languages. For an account of these, more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
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  • English
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