Prospectus of a dictionary of the language of the aire coti, or Ancient Irish compared with the language of the cuti, or ancient Persians with the Hindoostanee, the Arabic and Chaldean languages: With a preface, containing an epitome of the ancient history of Ireland

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Graifberry and Campbell, 1802 - 77 pages
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Page x - And Cush begat Nimrod : he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
Page vi - Mofaical hiftory : for before the difpctfion we read of no city but Babel ; nor could there well be more, while all mankind were yet in a body together ; but when Nimrod...
Page xlii - TUSHT to have been loft, and its place fupplied by a recent compilation) I had no inducement, though I had an opportunity, to learn what remains of thofe ancient languages ; but I often converfed on them with my friend BAHMAN, and both of us were convinced after full confideration, that the Zend bore a ftrong refemblance to Sanfcrit, and the Pablavi to Arabick.
Page 26 - The book was then clofed, and reftored to its place at the altar; and the people being feated as before, two men entered, bearing a large iron caldron, called a curray, juft taken from the fire, and placed it in the center of the hall upon a low ftool.
Page xlix - Jannat, or the garden ; and sometimes they call it, with an addition, Jannat al Ferdaws, the garden of paradise ; Jannat Aden, the garden of Eden, (though they generally interpret the word Eden, not according to its acceptation in Hebrew, but according to its meaning in their own tongue, wherein it signifies a settled or perpetual habitation...
Page lxx - ... places. Neither is the genius of the commonalty confined to this kind of learning alone ; for I saw a poor man, near Black-stones, who had a tolerable notion of calculating the EPACTS, GOLDEN NUMBER, DOMINICAL LETTER, THE MOON'S PHASES, and THE ECLIPSES, although he had never been taught to read English.
Page 4 - ... at that time, to exprefs all the thoughts of man's heart, and to convince the hearers of any truth whatfoever, in either a literary or a religious matter. And this blindnefs of the reformers with regard to their uniformly praying and preaching in...
Page 26 - This argha, as a type of the adhara-sacti, or power of conception, excited and vivified by the linga, or Phallus, we cannot but suppose to be one and the same with the ship Argo, which was built, according to Orpheus, by Juno and Pallas, and according to Appolonius, by Pallas and Argus at the instance of Juno : the Yoni, as it is usually pronounced, nearly resembles the name of the principal Hetruscan goddess...

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