The Malayan Words in English

The Malayan Words in English

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... and valuable product is the guttah-percha, a few years ago used only for Malay horsewhips and knife-handles, but by the help of which the English and Irish channels, the Mediterranean and the Euxine, are now crossed by the electric telegraph. It was from the Peninsula, in fact, that this article was first made known to Europeans, more than three centuries after the country had been frequented by them. This was in 1843, and in justice to my relative, the late Dr. William Montgomerie, I am bound to mention that he first made the discovery, and was rewarded for it by the gold medal of the Society of Arts. 1856 CRAwFURD, I-Iist. of the Indian Islands, p. 255. See also 1855 BALFoUR, Manual of bot., p. 158; 1860 WoRCESTER; 1868 CoLLINGwooD (in Yule); 1869 WALLACE, Malay Archipelago (1890), p. 365; 1886 YULE, p. 309 and 804. junco, an early form of the word JUNK, being directly from the Spanish and Portuguese junco, which is from the Malayan word: see JUNK. The Spanish form junco is found in the 16th century. Jimco, a kinde of boate vfed in China. 1623 M INSHEU, Dict. in Sp. and Eng. Jimco, a Rufh. There is alfo a fort of a Boat in the Eaft Indies, call'd by this Name. 1705 STEvENS, Spun. and Eng. dict. Jzmco (el).--Jonque chinoise. 1882 BLUMENTRITT, Vocab. de....l'espagnol des Philippines, tr. Hugot (1884), p. 43. Such ships as they haue to saile long voiages be called Iuncos. 1589 R. PARKE, tr. Mendoza, Hist. Chin. (1853), 1: 148. (S. D.) By this Negro we were advertised of a small Barke of some thirtie tunnes (which the Moors call a Iunco). 1591 BARK!-: R's Ace. of Lancaster's voyage _ (Hakluyt Soc. 18..), 2: 589. (Y. p. 361.) A shippe of China (such as they call Iunckos) laden with Silver and Golde. 1598 Tr....show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776399
  • 9781236776396