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The new world of words: or, universal English dictionary. Containing an account of the original or proper sense, and various significations of all hard words derived from other languages, viz. Hebrew, Arabick, Syriack, Greek, Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, British, Saxon, Danish, Dutch, &c. as now made use of in our English Tongue. Together with a brief and Plain explication of all terms relating to any of the arts and sciences, either Liberal or Mechanical, viz. Grammar, Rhetorick, Logick, Theology, Law, Metaphysicks, Ethicks, Natural Philosophy, Physick, Surgery, Anatomy, Chymistry, Pharmacy, Botanicks, Arithmetick, Geometry, Astronomy, Astrology, Cosmography, Geography, Hydrography, Navigation, Architecture, Fortification, Dialling, Surveying, Gauging, Opticks, Catoptricks, Dioptricks, Perspective, Musick, Mechanicks, Staticks, Chiromancy, Physiognomy, Heraldry, Merchandize, Maritime and Military Affairs, Agriculture, Gardening, Handicrafts, Jewelling, Painting, Carving, Engraving; Confectionery, Cookery, Horsemanship, Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Fishing, &c, To which is added, the interpretation of proper names of men and women, that derive their Original from the above-mention'd Ancient and Modern Tongues, with those of Writs and Processes at Law: Also the Greek and Latin Names of divers sorts of Animals, Plants, Metals, Minerals, &c. and several other remarkable Matters more particularly express'd in the Preface. Compiled by Edward Phillips, Gent.

  • Phillips, Edward, 1630-1696?.
MDCCVI. [1706]
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New world of English words


London : printed for J. Phillips, at the King's-Arms in S. Paul's Church-Yard; H. Rhodes at the Star, the Corner of Bride-Lane, in Fleet-Street; and J. Taylor, at the Ship in S. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCVI. [1706]

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[712]p., plate ; 2⁰.


The sixth edition, revised, corrected, and improved; with the addition of near twenty thousand words, from the best authors domestic and foreign that treat of the several subjects: by J.K. Philobibl.

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

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ESTC T101516



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