Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: An overview of medical terminology in Nathan Bailey’s An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1721)
Authors: Domínguez Rodríguez, María Victoria 
UNESCO Clasification: 570504 Lexicología
Keywords: Eighteenth century
Nathan Bailey
Medical terminology
Scope, et al
Issue Date: 2019
Journal: Token 
Abstract: Our paper presents a macro- and micro-structural overview of medical terminology in Bailey’s An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1721), a general-purpose dictionary that served as a model for other eighteenth-century lexicographical works including Samuel Johnson’s celebrated Dictionary of the English Language (1755). Accordingly, we first offer some key notes on Bailey’s dictionary for contextualisation purposes. Then, we address his own definition of medicine as a reference point that could help decide what terms and expressions may be considered medical in the absence of any other information or clue in a particular dictionary entry. Finally, we examine Bailey’s strategies to single out medical terminology, the overall structure of individual medical entries and the most common methods of definition deployed in the A-Z wordlist.
ISSN: 2299-5900
DOI: 10.25951/4062
Source: Token: A Journal of English Linguistics [ISSN 2299-5900], v. 8, p. 83-106
Appears in Collections:Artículos
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Jan 28, 2023

Google ScholarTM




Export metadata

Items in accedaCRIS are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.