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 lifestyle. Latin used to be the language of the church, legislation and govt, andmany Latin phrases illustrated listed below are often present in glossy books of historical past of the interval; equally, the best that means of previous English and center English phrases might elude modern day reader: thisdictionary endeavours to supply readability. as well as definition, etymologies of many phrases are given, within the trust that understanding the foundation and evolution of a be aware provides a greater figuring out. There also are examples of medieval phrases and words nonetheless in use this present day, one other relief to clarifying meaning.
CHRISTOPHER COREDON has additionally compiled the Dictionary of Cybernyms. Dr ANN WILLIAMS, ancient advisor at the venture, was once until eventually her retirement Senior Lecturer in medieval heritage on the Polytechnic of North London.
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A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases by Christopher Corèdon,Ann Williams