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PRINTED FOR GEO. B. WHITTAKER,

AVE MARIA LANE.

1826.

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R. VALPY, D.D. F. A.S.

WHO THROUGH A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE HAS ASSIDUOUSLY AND

SUCCESSFULLY LABORED TO SIMPLIFY THE ELEMENTS OF

CLASSICAL KNOWLEGE,

THIS WORK IS INSCRIBED,

WITH EVERY SENTIMENT OF ESTEEM AND AFFECTION,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

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SHORTLY WILL BE PUBLISHED,

THE

ETYMOLOGY OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE,

AS FAR AS IT IS DERIVED EITHER FROM ITSELF

OR FROM THE GREEK.

Intended chiefly for the higher classes of Grammar Schools.

By F. VALPY, M.A. Trin. Coll. CAMB.

(A Specimen of the Work is here subjoined.) Sabbatum, a sabbath : cáß- wh. eum, & Cum, (as on EOS, βατον

speCus), sæcum (as špw, Sero) Sabulum, gravelly soil: for Sepe, often : fr. sæpes or sesatibulum fr. sero, satum, as Sto, pes, a hedge. A rustic word of Statum, Stabulum.“ ARENA is ancient date; for, as (sæpes) a thin and barren ; SABULUM is hedge is thick, they expressed more thick and moist, and is OFTEN by sæpe, thickly,' S. more fit for producing seed,'' Sæpes : See Sepes F. That is, it is more fit for * Savus, cruel :

"for scaSOWING,

Or sabulum is a di- vus, V. F. Scavus is, untoward, minutive of sabus for samus fr. perverse; was savus primarily ψάμος, ψάμμος, sand

applied to one of untoward, Saburra, sand for ballast: fr. peevish, angry, harsh temper? sabulum. Some trace it to Celt. "From reúw, I am furious,' A. sabr

Saga, a wise woman, witch; Saccharum, sugar: cáxxagov sagar, quick-scented; applied to Saccus, a sack: cáxxos the mind, sagacious : from sagio,

Sacer, sacred: for sayer fr. (wb. presagio,) I have keen perayos, purity. S as E, Sex

ception or discernment Sacerdos, a priest : fr. sacer. Sagēna, a fishing net: cayun Compare Dulcedo, Viridis, Pal- Sagīna, meat for cramming lidus. Or fr. sacra do

animals: fr. σαγώ, f. 2. of σάττω, Sacrilegus, sacrilegious : qui I cram, stuff sacra legit. Vel quæ sublegi Sagitta, a dart: fr. axiorn, tacitus tibi carmina nuper,' Virg. pointed, fr. axiśw. Acista, acitta,

Sæculum, an age : for secu- (as zittis for alotis) sacitta (as culum or seququlum fr. sequor, égw, Sero), sagitta. V.compares from one age following or suc- Segesta fr. 'Axéota ceeding another. Or a dininu- Sagmen, vervain, hierba pura : tive of sæcum fr. aiwy, (an age) for sagimen fr. ayoos, pure

1. Est arena hinc inde jacta sparsaque et quasi SEMINATA,' V. 2 Comp. ævum fr. alóv.

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