Bailey, Nathan

The universal etymological English dictionary

Containing an additional collection of words (not in the first volume; with their explications and etymologies from the ancient british, teutonic, dutch, saxon, danish, french, italian, spanish, latin, greet, hebrew, chaldee, &c. each in its proper character. Also an explication of hard and technical words, or terms in all arts and sciences; with accents directing to their proper pronuntiation, shewing both the orthography and orthoepia of the english tongue. Illustrated with above five hundered cuts, giving a clearer idea of those figures, not so well apprehended by verbal description. Likewise a collection and explanation of words and phrases us'd in our ancient charters, statues, writs, old records and processes at law. Also the hheogony, Theology, and mythology of the egyptians, greeks, romans, &c. being an account of their deities, solemnities, divinations, anguries, oracies, hieroglyphics, and many other curious matters, necessary to be understood, especially by the readers of english poetry. To which is added, an additional collection of proper names of persons and places in Great Britain, the, with their etymologies and explications. The whole digested into an alphabetical order, not only for the information of the ignorant, but the entertainment of the curious; and alto the benefit of artificers, tradesmen, young students and foreigners. A work useful for such as would understand what they read and hear, speak what they mean, and write true english. Vol. II
The second edition with many additions