A Grammar of the Iberno-Celtic or Irish Language

A Grammar of the Iberno-Celtic or Irish 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. 1782 edition. Excerpt: ...or of convocation; because at that time, at Rome as well as at Jerufalem and throughout the East, the persons chosen for that function, announced to the people the appearance of the new moon, its duration, &c. and what were to be the days of feasting and those of working: it was called the day of "convoca Caill and huirea; the, first means to cry out, but the latter to bawl, to bellow, to roar out like a bull. Cal en-d seems to.be the Irish Cal-ain-dia, the regiftring or naming the days of the year. Comitia Calata, is also from the Irish Com-ti, to be together in one house. Calabra, i. e. Cala-bra is the assembling or convocation of the judges; bra, i. e- breithmuin, the judge.--See the Antient Law Glojsary, Collectanea, No. 5. p. 17. The Welsh name the Ca-hndaeKalan andjy dydh kynta bob mis, the first days of each month. Corn. Kalan, halan, den halan gudv. In Irish dia Tcallain gimh, the Calends of Winter, or All Saints Day. The Welsh names of the Calendar are Rbif-lyfr. Ir. Rim-lea bhar. tion Gib El In. tion, because the first day of the month was facred to this assembly of the people and to facrifices. From thence comes another signification of the word Cal, which implies the. revolution of the seasons: This is the fense of the Chaldean ibp Kald, and as this convocation of the people was proclaimed by the found of the horn, the word Cal in Chaldean, signifies lfo to found the.horn; from" whence the prophets use the expression, to jouncl the hostt on Sion, implying to convoke th& people, to harangue.. Irish Collated; Cyfrif-lyfr, a book of numbers. Cofrefir, a book of memory, or of records. The Irish Calain-dair and Callain-.deas, signifying thd mysterious or secret registry; deir is a mystery, or" dear is a..show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236612043
  • 9781236612045