Sunday, July 31, 2011

Kennedy: Latin Vocabulary

A Latin Vocabulary by Benjamin Hall Kennedy (1856)

This is a vocabulary which, as the author explains, is "arranged on etymological principles." The book consists of an alphabetical word list, with derivative words indicated in brief, and English derivates and cognates in capital letters Here is a typical entry:

aestim-are, to ESTEEM, value. (s. -atio, -ator). existim-are, to deem, think (s. -ator, -atio).

The word lists are not especially user friendly, but could be useful for Latin teachers preparing materials for their students. The printing of English derivatives and cognates in all-caps definitely helps them stand out on the page and makes them easy to harvest!


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