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The Study of Words (Paperback) Loot Price: R395
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The Study of Words (Paperback): Richard Chenevix Trench, R D Richard Chenevix Trench
The Study of Words (Paperback): Richard Chenevix Trench, R D Richard Chenevix Trench

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The Study of Words (Paperback)

Richard Chenevix Trench, R D Richard Chenevix Trench

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...was instinctively felt to be insufficient, even as in English " preserver" would fall very short of uttering all for us which " savior" does now; the seeking of the strayed, the recovering of the lost, the healing of the sick, all this would be very feebly and faintly insinuated in " preserver." God "preserveth man and beast," but he is the " Savior" of his own, in a far more inward and far tenderer sense. For some time the Latin Christian writers were in considerable perplexity how they should render the Greek word, employing "salutare," " sospitator," and other terms more unsatisfactory still. The strong good sense of Augustine, however, finally disposed of the difficulty. He made no scruple about employing "salvator;" observing well, and with a true insight into the law of the growth of words, that it was not good Latin before the Savior came; but when he came, he made it to be such; for as shadows follow substances, so words result from things. Hoc o-wrfjp quantum est? ita magnum ut Latin e uno rerbo exprimi non possit. These are, as I said, the most illustrious examples of the coming in of a new world of thoughts and feelings into the bosom of humanity, whereby has been necessitated a corresponding creation in the world of words, their outward representatives. And the same has repeated itself continually since; each new reception of the Word of life by another people must needs bring over again the same effects with more or less striking features. It is true we are not so favorably placed for tracing these effects as in the cases of the two classical languages of antiquity: yet our missionaries, to whom the study of language is in many respects so greatly indebted, have incidentally told us much on this subject, and, were their...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Richard Chenevix Trench • R D Richard Chenevix Trench
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-28752-6
Barcode: 9781151287526
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-28752-0

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