The Formation of Teutonic Words in the English Language

The Formation of Teutonic Words in the English Language

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...the genitive of need. Comp. Anglo-Sax. nedes or nydes, of necessity, composed of ned or nyd, necessity, and es, the termination of the genitive singular masculine. 2. Ways, in noways, straighlways, otherways, longways, sideways. Ways here is the genitive of way. Comp. Germ. keines weges, noways, genitive of keiner weg; gerades weges, straightways, genitive of gerader weg. Note.--Ways in always is probably plural. Comp. Anglo-Sax. ealle wcega, in all ways, the adjective ealle and the substantive wcega being both in the accusative plural. 3. Gates, in Old English othergates, in another manner. Thus, If Sir Toby had not been in drink, he would have tickled you othergates than he did.--Shaksp. Gates here is the genitive of gate, i. q. gait, way, manner. Comp. Scott, thus gatis, after this manner, both words being in the genitive singular. Note.--Gates in algates is probably plural. Comp. Anglo-Sax. algeats; also Scott, mony gatis, in various ways; also always supra. 4. Times in sometimes, at one time. Here times is the genitive of time. Note.--Times in sometimes, at some times or intervals, is plural. II. This genitive is found in some substantives with a preposition preceding. 1. Adays, (Old Eng. adayes, adaies, ) in or on day, i.e. by day. Thus, Aday when hyt is lygt.--Syr Launfal. So in the phrase now adays Days here is the genitive of day. Comp. Anglo-Sax. dceges, by day, genitive of dceg, day; Germ. dags, by day, genitive of dag, day. Note.--The idea that days is plural, seems sometimes to have affected its use. Thus, What men of spirit now adays Come to give sober judgment of new plays?--Gaebiok. 2. Anights, in or on night, i. e. at night. Thus, I bid him take that for coming anights.--Shaksp. Such as sleepe anights.--Shaksp. Nights here is the..
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