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« Αρχή της παιδεύσεως ή των ονομάτων επίσκεψις.”-Epictettus.
“He has been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.
Love's Labour's Lost, Act v., Sc. 1. “If we knew the original of all the words we meet with, we should thereby be very much helped to know the ideas they were first applied to, and made to stand for.”— Locke.
“In a language like ours, so many words of which are derived from other languages, there are few modes of instruction more useful or more amusing than that of accustoming young people to seek the etymology or primary meaning of the words they use. There are cases in which more knowledge, of more value, may be conveyed by the history of a word than by the history of a campaign.”—Coleridge's Aids to Reflection, Aphor. 12.
“In words contemplated singly, there are boundless stores of moral and historic truth.”—Trench on Study of Words, 12mo., Lond., 1853.
“Jock Ashler, the stane-mason that ca’s himsel' an arkiteck-there's nae living for new words in this new warld neither, and that's anither vex to auld folks such as me." -Quoth Meg Dods (St. Ronan's Well, chap. 2).
“A good dictionary is the best metaphysical treatise.”
“ Etymology, in a moderate degree, is not only useful, as assisting the memory, but highly instructive and pleasing. But if pushed so far as to refer all words to a few primary elements, it loses all its value. It is like pursuing heraldry up to the first pair of mankind."-Copleston's Remains, p. 101.
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INTRODUCTION, CHRONOLOGY OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
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