Dictionarium Britannicum - Title Page
DICTIONARIUM BRITANNICUM: Or a more compleat UNIVERSAL ETYMOLOGICAL ENGLISH DICTINOARY Than any EXTANT.
Not only the Words, and their Explication; but their Etymologies from the Antient British, Teutonick, Low and High Dutch, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Modern French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Chaldee, &c. each in its proper Character.
Explaining hard and technical Words, or Terms of Art, in all the ARTS, SCIENCES and MYSTERIES following. Together with ACCENTS directing to their proper Pronunciation, shewing both the Orthography and Orthoepia of the English Tongue,
AGRICULTURE, ALGEBRA, ANATOMY, ARCHITECTURE, ARITHMETICK, ASTROLOGY, ASTRONOMY, BOTANICKS, CATOPTRICKS, CHYMISTRY, CHYROMANCY, CHIRURGERY, CONFECTIONARY, COOKERY, COSMOGRAPHY, DIALLING, DIOPTRICKS, ETHICKS, FISHING, FORTIFICATION, GARDENING, GAUGING, GEOGRAPHY, GEOMETRY, GRAMMAR, GUNNERY, HANDICRAFTS, HAWKING, HERALDRY, HORSEMANSHIP, HUSBANDRY, HYDRAULICKS, HYDROGRAPHY, HYDROSTATICKS, LAW, LOGICK, MARITIME, and MILITARY AFFAIRS, MATHEMATICKS, MECHANICKS, MERCHANDIZE, METAPHYSICKS, METEOROLOGY, NAVIGATION, OPTICKS, OTACOUSTICKS, PAINTING, PERSPECTIVE, PHARMACY, PHILOSOPHY, PHYSICK, PHYSIOGNOMY, PYROTECHNY, RHETORICK, SCULPTURE, STATICKS, STATUARY, SURVEYING, THEOLOGY, and TRIGONOMETRY.
Illustrated with near Five Hundred CUTS, for Giving a clearer Idea of those Figures, not so well apprehended by verbal Description.
A Collection and Explanation of WORDS and PHRASES us’d in our antient Charters, Statutes, Writs, Old Records and Processes at Law.
The Theogony, Theology, and Mythology of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, &c. being an Account of their Deities, Solemnities, either Religious or Civil, their Divinations, Auguries, Oracles, Hieroglyphicks, and many other curious Matters, necessary to be understood, especially by the Readers of English POETRY.
To which is added,
A Collection of Proper Names of Persons and Places in Great-Britain, 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 also 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.
Collected by several Hands,
The Mathematical Part by G. GORDON, the Botanical by P. Miller.
The Whole Revis’d and Improv’d, with many thousand Additions,
By N. BAILEY,
Printed for T. COX at the Lamb under the Royal-Exchange.