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Hobson-Jobson 2 Part Set: Being a Glossary of Anglo-Indian Colloquial Words and Phrases and of Kindred Terms Etymological, Historical, Geographical and Discursive by Sir Henry Yule at Abbey's Bookshop,

Hobson-Jobson 2 Part Set: Being a Glossary of Anglo-Indian Colloquial Words and Phrases and of Kindred Terms Etymological, Historical, Geographical and Discursive

Sir Henry Yule Arthur Coke Burnell


9781108018395

Cambridge University Press


Language: reference & general;
Historical & comparative linguistics;
Asian history


Paperback

927 pages

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This dictionary of Anglo-Indian terms gives the definition and etymology of over two thousand words in common use in colonial India in the late nineteenth century. First published in 1886, it was written by the Scottish orientalist Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889) and Arthur C. Burnell (1840-1882), an English scholar of Sanskrit and author of a Handbook of South Indian Palaeography. Whereas previous glossaries focused on technical terms used by the Indian administration, this work aims at dealing with words that recur in the daily English of India: 'either as expressing ideas really not provided for' by English, or wrongly 'supposed by the speakers to express something not capable of just denotation by any English term'. Tracing the literary sources and Indian origins of words such as cooly or curry, but also - more surprisingly - tank or veranda, this dictionary is a fascinating resource for the modern reader.

By:   Sir Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 55mm
Weight:   1.280kg
ISBN:   9781108018395
ISBN 10:   1108018394
Series:   Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics
Pages:   927
Publication Date:   December 2010
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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