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Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae, CA. 625

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Etymologiae (or Origines), an encyclopedic work written by Isidore of Seville around 625. The Etymologiae is based on three distinctive ancient intellectual traditions: ... More


Etymology Dossier

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on etymology, whose goal is to gain a grasp on the present rather than establish historical origins. As a form of thought, speech, and communication, etymology is not restricted ... More


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