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365-Latin Derivatives *
The root of each word is shown by the bold-faced letters. Annus, a year; cor, cordis, the heart; centem, one hun
2. A history of events arranged in the
order of years. 3. A yearly allowance. 4. A day celebrated as it returns each year. 5. The heart, or central part. 6. Hearty. 7. Agreement. 8. Disagreement. 9. A hundred years. 10. The military commander of a hundred men. 11. An insect having a great number of feet. 12. A rate by the hundred.
The Nile brought life to Egypt, thus everything connected with the river was worshiped by the ancient Egyptians. The wave scroll was a favorite ornament. Amidst the papyrus' on the river's bank grew the lotus, a blue water-lily. It reappeared as an ornament on the capital of a column, and in an endless variety of design, decorating the walls of their temples. The ibis came in search of food as the water subsided. So it, as well as the crocodile, was held sacred.
* See derivatives from Latin roots, Part IV. Pronunciation.—1 på pl’rus.
a nat'o my
Pes, pedis, a foot; cura, care; finis, the end, border.
MEANINGS.-1. Base of a statue or other object. 2. A foot traveler. 3. To hinder. 4. A four-footed animal. 5. Without mistake. 6. One who has the care of something. 7. Capable of being cured. 8. To heal. 9. Bounded. 10. To bring to an end. 11. To keep within
We knew it would rain, for all the morn,
Of marshes and swamps and dismal fens,—
To sprinkle them over the land in showers.
Ago, actum, to act, to do; pello, pulsum, to drive, to beat; scribo, scriptum, to write.
MEANINGS.-1. One who acts. 2. One having power to act for another. 3. Quick of motion. 4. To do, to perform. 5. To drive forward. 6. To drive away. 7. Driving off. 8. The beating of the heart or blood-vessels. 9. One who writes. 10. A written paper or book. 11. To write on. 12. An addition to a letter after it is signed.
From the hour of the invention of printing, books, and not kings, were to rule the world. Weapons forged in the mind, keen-edged, and brighter than a sunbeam, were to supplant the sword and battle-ax. Books! light-houses built on the sea of time. Books! by whose sorcery the whole pageantry of the world's history moves in solemn procession before our eyes. From their pages great souls look down in all their grandeur, undimmed by the faults and follies of earthly existence, consecrated by time.-E. P. Whipple.
Pronunciation.-1 bà roosh'; 2 brik'kil.
In what type are the words in the two right-hand columns above? Give the meanings of folio, quarto, octavo, and duodecimo,
du o dec'i mo
What is the meaning of semi-weekly, bi-monthly, edition, gossip?
Pronunciation.—1 nõn pả rěl’; 2 brể vēr; a burjois’.
Decem, ten; specio, spectum, to behold; verus, true.
MEANINGS.-1. Formerly the tenth month. 2. Increasing or decreasing by tens. 3. To take the tenth part of. 4. Happening every ten years. 5. To look forward to. 6. A view ahead. 7. One who oversees. 8. One who beholds. 9. To say positively. 10. To prove to be true. 11. In truth. 12. Truthfulness.
Jordan, Marsh & Co. have a dry goods store in Boston. Suppose you have bought goods from them as follows:
1892, Apr. 5, 15 yds. Calico @ 64; 20 yds. Gingham @ 124; 35 yds. Muslin @ 114; 12 yds. Cashmere @ 754; 10 yds. Ribbon @ 25¢; 4 doz. Buttons @ 284; 2 doz. Spool Cotton @ 604; 5 yds. Lace @ 37¢.
Make out a bill for the goods and receipt it.