Glossary of Terms and Phrases

Glossary of Terms and Phrases

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...angles formed by two straight lines; it continually approaches but never actually meets these lines, which are called its asymptotes. 2. (A'het.) An exceedingly exaggerated representation of one's meaning, as, "He is able to pierce a corselet with his eye" (Shakespeare). Hyperbole. (Hyperbola.) Hyperboreans. Gr. of 'Twep$6ptiai. (Myth.) Literally, those who dwell beyond Boreas, or the North Wind, a region supposed to be much like Elysium, or the Gardens of the Hesperides. Hence Hyperborean comes to mean "happy." (Elysian.) Hypercatalectio. Gr. vwepKaTahTiKTlKis, from (nc4p, over, iraroATfKTijco's, catalectic (q.v.). (Pros.) Having a syllable or two beyond the stated metre; said of verses. Hyperdulla. (Dulia.) Hypericum. Gr. butptutov and imtputor. St. John's wort, the (only) British gen. type of ord. Hypericiniai, Hyperion. Gr. "Tirtpiav. A Greek name for the sun as he ascends the heavens before noon. Hypermetrical. Gr. bnip, over, n4rpov, measure. (Pros.) Having a redundant final syllable, which in Latin ends in a vowel or m, and is elided with the initial vowel of the next line. Hypertrophy. Gr. rpttpu, /nourish. 1. A condition arising from greatly increased nutrition. 2. An enlargement of any part, which still retains its natural organization and action. Hyphen. Gr. tup' iy, in one. A short line to show that two words or parts of words are to be connected. Hypnotic Gr. inryarriK6s, inclined to sleep medicines. Causing sleep. Hypnotism Gr. birv6a, / put to sleep, or Sraidism (discovered by Mr. Braid). Artificial somnambulism; induced by gazing for several minutes on a bright object near to and just above the eyes. Hypo-. Gr. ir6, under, (1) in point of situation, (2) somewhat in degree. (Chem.) A prefix denoting that...show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236600657
  • 9781236600653