New answers tagged

3

Although the word terra is the usual way of speaking of the Earth, some form of tellūs is also a possibility. The latter is used in this sense most commonly in poetry. According to the lexicon of Lewis and Short, it is defined as: tellus — the earth, opp. to the other planets or to the sea, the globe (a word belonging almost entirely to poetry). My ...


3

I take it you're not interested in later words like sultanus, algebra, alcohol or nadir. Then I hope that this article from 1892 isn't too outdated: 'On Semitic Words in Greek and Latin' by W. Muss-Arnolt (https://www.jstor.org/stable/2935792?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents). If you search for "lat." within the pdf, or look in the index at the end, you'll ...


2

I just recently stumbled across two examples in Lewis and Short of semitic words, for which L&S cites no Greek intermediary. Of course, the lack of citation itself is not exactly proof that Greek intermediaries do not exist. The two words are manzer from the Hebrew, and mapālia from the Punic, conveniently located adjacent to each other on the page.


8

It sounds like you want to use this in an English context, so I'd suggest the abbreviation cf, short for confer "bring these things together". It's relatively common in academic contexts to mean "you should compare my results against this other work". Another option, depending on the use case, is qv, short for quod vide or quae vide "which you should look ...


Top 50 recent answers are included