A Letter to Nathaniel Brassey Halhead Containing Some Remarks on His Preface to the Code of Gentoo Laws

A Letter to Nathaniel Brassey Halhead Containing Some Remarks on His Preface to the Code of Gentoo Laws

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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. 1778 edition. Excerpt: ...vaioq. But the Romans preserved the true patronymic: and people were, denominated by them, Spartan, Theban, Alban; and with the termination, Spartanus, Thebanus, Albanus. In some instances the gentile name, instead of an, was expressed, with a small variation, en: and the termination was then in Jis: as is observable in Phocaeensis, Atheniensis, Melitensis: and it was otherwise varied. But though this may be the cafe in general, yet I cannot think, that all words, which terminate in this manner, are necessarily formed by the same analogy. And 1 have accordingly ventured to deviate in one or two instances: and to form a derivation from ain, a fountain. The names of many places have manifestly a reference to this object. We read of Anchiale, Ancurion, Ancurae, all which seem to relate to it; and to have it in their composition, The city Ancyra, Ayxias, in Asia Minor, is a compound of An-Cur, five sons Soli's: and was denominated k rom its worship: or perhaps from some real fountains, which were sacred to that deity. The region, and city, of Cyrene, by the Dorians expressed Kwj----, were of the same etymology, but with the terms reversed. Kur-ain signified literally. the fountain of the Sun: and the reason of the place being so called may be known from its history. Cyrenaica, eadem Pentapolitana, regio illustratur Hammonis oraculo, et Fgnte Solis. Pl-n. L. 5. L. 5. p. 249. The people who sirst settled about the bay of Naples in Italy, called one of the places, where they took up their abode, Cumae, or Cumai; which signifies the land of heat: and the foil is well known to be very hot, and inflammable. Near this place are some hot fountains: and those, who named the town Cum-ai, would necessarily call theshow more

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