By Christopher Corèdon,Ann Williams
The dictionary comprises a few 3,400 phrases as headwords, starting from the criminal and ecclesiastic to the extra prosaic phrases of everyday life. Latin was once the language of the church, legislation and govt, andmany Latin phrases illustrated listed here are usually present in sleek books of historical past of the interval; equally, the best that means of outdated English and center English phrases may perhaps elude present day reader: thisdictionary endeavours to supply readability. as well as definition, etymologies of many phrases are given, within the trust that realizing the beginning and evolution of a be aware offers a greater realizing. There also are examples of medieval phrases and words nonetheless in use this present day, an extra reduction to clarifying meaning.
CHRISTOPHER COREDON has additionally compiled the Dictionary of Cybernyms. Dr ANN WILLIAMS, old advisor at the undertaking, was once till her retirement Senior Lecturer in medieval historical past on the Polytechnic of North London.
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