Chambers's etymological dictionary of the English language, ed. by J. Donald


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Página 136 - The dividend is the number to be divided. The divisor is the number by which we divide.
Página 73 - . a tribe or collection of families subject to a single chieftain, bearing the same surname, and supposed to have a common ancestor ; a clique, sect, or body of persons. [Gael, clann, Ir.
Página 191 - Form, form, n. > figure or appearance of a body ; the boundary-line of an object; a model; a mould: mode of arrangement ; order; regularity; system, as of government ; beauty or elegance : established practice ; ceremony : in printing, the type from which an impression is to be taken arranged and secured in a chase : (in the fol.
Página 242 - The section is an hyperbola, when the cutting plane makes a greater angle with the base than the side of the cone makes.
Página 297 - . lit. the origin or supplier of bread; a master; a superior; a husband ; a ruler: the proprietor of a manor ; a baron ; a peer of the realm ; the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl ; a bishop, if a member of Parliament : in В., the Supreme Being ; Jehovah (when printed in capitals).
Página 94 - ... kon-tin'jent, adj. lit. touching; dependent on something else ; liable but not certain to happen; accidental. — n. an event which is liable but not certain to occur ; a share or proportion, especially of soldiers. — adv. contingently. [L. contingo, to touch, to happen.] contlngcnce, kon-tin'jens, contingency, kon-tin'jen-si, n., the quality of being contingent; what happens by chance ; an accident.
Página 173 - Faith, futh, я., trust or confidence in any_ person ; belief in the statement of another : belief in the truth of revealed religion ; confidence and trust in God ; reliance on Christ as the Saviour : that which is believed ; any system of religious belief: fidelity to promises; honesty: word or honour pledged, [old ~&.feithtfayeth,fay; old ¥r.faid,fci¿; It.fede; L.
Página 93 - Scripture expression : but they do not consider the presence of the body and blood of Christ with the bread and wine...

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