In historical texts also variant readings occur in considerable number.
Robert Recorde in his Whetstone of Witte (1557) uses the variant algeber, while John Dee (1527-1608) affirms that algiebar, and not algebra, is the correct form, and appeals to the authority of the Arabian Avicenna.
Zaire is a Portuguese variant of a Bantu word (nzari) meaning river.
' On the variant traditions in the Hebrew text and the Septuagint, see the commentaries on Kings.
variant diocesis, from Gr.
The Sicilian modius here is 16/31, or slightly under 1/3 of the bath, and so probably a Punic variant of the 1/3 bath or saton of Phoenicia.
A variant of the same story was known to Guido Bonati, an astronomer quoted by Dante, who calls his hero or villain Butta Deus because he struck Jesus.
This, the Perceval story proper, has been recognized by scholars as a variant of a widespread folk-tale theme, designated by J.
This particular variant appears to be of British-Celtic origin, and the most faithful representative of the original tale is now very generally held to be the English Syr Percyvelle of Galles, a poem preserved in the Thornton manuscript.
The name Ruskin is said to be a variant of Erskine, or Roskeen, or Rogerkin, and even Roughskin.
variant of the Hebrew (4 poupal); but there is absolutely nothing about Purim which suggests any relation with a festival of the dead.
When I talk about this future, a future in which machines will do more and more of the work people do now, I always get some variant of the same question: What about the people who lose their jobs to machines and don't have any other skills?
2 But there is a variant reading - eleven - supported by a different arrangement.
Chamberlain, the necessity of committing to memory two syllabaries, one of which has many variant forms, and at least two or three thousand Chinese ideographs, in forms standard and cursive ideographs, too, most of which are susceptible of three or four different readings according to circuinstance,add, further, that all these kinds of written symbols are apt to be encountered pell mell on the same page, and the task of mastering Japanese becomes almost Herculean.
In a large number of cases this Targum gives merely a variant rendering of single words: where longer passages are given it presents a very paraphrastic translation, and bears all the marks of a late Haggadic composition.
with the caprine nurse of the young solar god in Oriental legends, of which that of Zeus and Amalthia is a Capri- variant.'
(C. PF.) Eburacum, or Eboracum (probably a later variant), the Roman name of York in England.
A Welsh variant is the Cwn Annwn, or " dogs of hell."
HARLECH (perhaps for Hardd lech, fair slate, or Harleigh, an Anglicized variant), a town of Merionethshire, Wales, 38 m.
66), so in an Indian story the son of a king of serpents and of a virgin (or, in a variant form, a widow) was succoured in warfare by his sire (Fergusson, 266).
Schultens (Vita Sal., Index geogr.) cites Tatmur as a variant of the Arabic name; this might mean " abounding in palms " (from the root tamar); otherwise Tadmor may have been originally an Assyrian name.
The name l'arte magiore, the greater art, is designed to distinguish it from l'arte minore, the lesser art, a term which he applied to the modern arithmetic. His second variant, la regula de la cosa, the rule of the thing or unknown quantity, appears to have been in common use in Italy, and the word cosa was preserved for several centuries in the forms toss or algebra, cossic or algebraic, cossist or algebraist, &c. Other Italian writers termed it the Regula rei et census, the rule of the thing and the product, or the root and the square.
variant of Pumpe is Plumpe, which is generally taken as being an echoic word, imitating the sound of the plunger, but the primary notion seems to be that of a pipe or tube.
Glas, perhaps derived from an old Teutonic root gla-, a variant of glo-, having the general sense of shining, cf.
Fortunately, in the case of a large number of names occurring on business documents as the interested parties or as scribes or as witnesses - and it is through these documents that we obtain the majority of the Babylonian-Assyrian proper names - we have variant readings, the same name being written phonetically in whole or part in one instance and ideographically in another.
HITTITES, an ancient people, alluded to frequently in the earlier records of Israel, and also, under slightly variant names, in Egyptian records of the XVIIIth, XIXth and XXth Dynasties, and in Assyrian from about 1100 to 700 B.C. They appear also in the Vannic cuneiform texts, and are believed to be the authors of a class of monuments bearing inscriptions in a peculiar pictographic character, and widely distributed over Asia Minor and N.
Moreover, in not a few cases the Fragmentary Targum itself attaches to its variant rendering the succeeding word from Onkelos, thus indicating that from this point onwards the latter version is to be followed.
Here the recension in 1 Esdras especially merits attention for its text, literary structure and for its variant traditions.
picoter, to peck, of a bird, and this would identify the word with "peck," a variant of "pick," a tap or stroke of the beak, especially used of the action of a bird in picking up grain or other food.
Our estimate of the value of these variant readings, moreover, is considerably heightened when we consider that the MSS.
It appears in several variant forms (brytenwalda, bretenanwealda, &c.), and means most probably "lord of the Britons" or "lord of Britain"; for although the derivation of the word is uncertain, its earlier syllable seems to be cognate with the words Briton and Britannia.
Thus in the pyramidal texts we find 1/2pr, become, written in one copy of a text, in another ~ Such variant spellings are very important for fixing the readings of word-signs.
But the statement "I am the Lord thy God" is either no precept at all, or only enjoins by implication what is expressly commanded in the 1 A Hebrew fragment probably of the 2nd century A.D., in the University Library, Cambridge, containing the Decalogue with several variant readings; see S.
"ryot," an Indo-Persian variant of the same word), the name given to the non-Moslem subjects of a Mahommedan ruler; all who pay the haraj or poll-tax levied on unbelievers.
The heretic Marcion taught a variant, namely, the existence of two Gods, one of the Old Testament of law, the other of the New Testament of grace.
It is said that on this occasion they were first called Eumenides ("the kindly"), a euphemistic variant of their real name.
The wet method is employed at Rio Tinto, the particular variant being known as the " Dotsch " process.
STRIP, to remove or tear off the outer covering of anything, hence to rob or plunder; also a narrow long piece of stuff or material, or a mark or division narrow in proportion to its length distinguished from its ground or surroundings by colour or other variation of texture, character, &c.; a stripe; this last word is a variant of "strip," a particular meaning, that of a stroke or lash of a whip, is either due to the original meaning of "strip," to flay, or to the long narrow mark or wheal left by a blow.
Thus the term Savaii itself, originally Savaiki, is supposed to have been carried by the Samoan wanderers over the ocean to Tahiti, New Zealand, the Marquesas and Sandwich groups, where it still survives in such variant forms as Havaii, Hawaiki, Havaiki and Hawaii.
The " Chrisom " or " chrysom," a variant of " chrism," lengthened through pronunciation, is a white cloth with which the head of a newly baptized child was covered to prevent the holy oil from being rubbed off.
Holding this position commanding two great routes between the lowlands and inner Arabia, and situated in a narrow and 1 A variant of the name Makkah is Bakkah (Sur.
Hutton here gives a variant etymology for the word, which may be therefore taken as partly derived from &-yvwanros (the "unknown" God), and partly from an antithesis to "gnostic"; but the meaning remains the same in either case.
ROSIN (a later variant of "resin," q.v.) or Colophony (Colophonia resina, resin from Colophon in Lydia), the resinous constituent of the oleo-resin exuded by various species of pine, known in commerce as crude turpentine.
It is the plural form of Targi," a raider."The Tawareq call themselves by some variant of the root MasheqTamasheq, Imoshagh, &c.
Think of it as the doubles variant in Wii Sports tennis.
This solution is confirmed by the fact that it is possible to explain by it an ancient (Western?) variant for the number 666, i.e.
lampreda; this has been taken as a variant of another Med.
Salomo agrees with ZaXwµwv (one of several variant forms shown in MSS.
The by-form Clodius, in its origin a mere orthographical variant, was regularly used for certain Claudii in late republican times, but otherwise the two forms were used indifferently.
(Rabbi) Ishmael, is a useful source for old Haggadah (especially on the narrative portions of Exodus), and is interesting for its variant readings of the Canonical Massoretic text.
8 seq.), Jacob was sent, or (according to a variant tradition) fled from Beer-sheba, to take a wife from among his Syrian kinsfolk at Haran.
The Welsh form of the name, Caerdydd (pronounced Caerdeeth, with the accent on the second syllable) suggests that the name means "the fort of (Aulus ?) Didius," rather than Caer Daf ("the fortress on the Taff"), which is nowhere found (except in Leland), though Caer Dyv once existed as a variant.
8) there was a bearded statue of a male aphrodite, called Aphroditos by Aristophanes (probably in his Nio(30s, a similar variant).
Perkin, junr., Ber., 1884, 1 7, p. 451): - C6H4 < CH2Br + Na C(C02R)2 - 7Cs H4 C CH2 C(C02R)2 CH 2 Br Na C(C02R)2 CH2 C(C02R)2 C 10 1-1 8 E - CeH9?CH2 CH C02H Cs H4`CH2 C(C02H)2 CH 2 CH CO 2 H CH2 C(C02H)2 1 "Nape," the back of the neck, is of doubtful origin; it may be a variant of "knap," a knob or protuberance.
Probably the passage was originally independent of the document which told of Cain and Abel and of the Flood; Jabal may be a variant of Abel.
The Croats formed the western division of the great migratory horde of Serbo-Croats which colonized the lands between Bulgaria and the Adriatic. Contemporary chroniclers called them Chrovati, Belochrobati (" White Croats"), Chrovati, Horvati, or by some similar Latin or Byzantine variant of the Slavonic Khrvaty.
If this is a mistake (and not a variant tradition) it is a very remarkable one.
Though the latter proceeded to Gilgal, a variant tradition, now almost lost, seems to have recorded an immediate journey to Shechem (Deut.
Reptiles - snakes, lizards and chameleons, crocodiles, turtles and an enormous variant of the edible Indian crab - are numerous; butterflies and insects, the latter very troublesome, have not yet been systematically collected.
lilak, variant of nilak, of a blue colour, nil, blue, the indigo-plant.
Though the form of the biretta, devised in the 17th century, is peculiar to the Roman Church, it is but a variant of the original biretum, which developed in various countries into head-coverings of different shapes and significance.
The aldol condensation (using aldehydes, ketones, two different carbonyl partners, and the intramolecular variant ).
codexh have suffered here and there from variant readings in the early codices known to us but neither has in any way been corrupted.
The G90 is a variant in the Gordon Smith range of the standard model but with offset cutaways and a more contoured body.
The basic method followed is a new variant of the classical method which allows the simultaneous derivation of the associated series results.
A similar proof using discrete Abel summation delivers a variant of the theorem in terms of ls instead of li.
This SNP is located in a splicing region, just before the last exon, and might originate a splicing variant with functional consequences.
This woolen variant of ` boxer shorts ' was worn underneath the newly fashionable canvas breeches which tended to chafe the thighs.
American fiddlers sometimes use a variant of this which they call the " Georgia Shuffle " .
fiendish variant of Sudoku - the same 9 x.. .
It's a very clever variant on the warm chocolate fondant with the molten choc oozing out of the sponge.
I would suggest writing a front-end to convert your favorite language into Exstatic's intermediate format (which is an XML variant ).
High MTR activity, possibly associated with homozygous MTR variant genotype, should increase methionine.
In the second variant, the generator numbers correspond to the generator order given in the list gens.
The site has been selected particularly as a representative of the north-eastern variant, in which bloody crane's-bill geranium sanguineum is prominent.
This surface coat is a monolayer of five million variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) dimers that form a macromolecular diffusion barrier.
We were looking at the MG three-door hatchback, supposedly the ' sexiest ' looking variant.
One methionine homozygote French case of variant CJD has been identified.
Variant Players with large hands may prefer to deal 18 cards each from a full pack including two jokers.
The '600 ' variant was a horrible kludge that ran MS-DOS and is best avoided.
We report a case of sarcomatoid variant of ALCL accompanied by spontaneously regressing lymphadenopathy.
methionine homozygote French case of variant CJD has been identified.
misconceived view of what British Conservatism is - that it is a local variant of a European movement.
cutting the mustard is just a variant of the same notion.
Research has shown it to be a chronic demyelinating neuropathy and some regard it as a rare variant of CIDP.
Step 1: I create custom palettes of these variant sets.
The new variant is likely to spread quickly and easily, triggering a deadly pandemic.
Angina is usually precipitated by exertion, nevertheless, angina variant may also occur at rest.
The chronic variant of the disease carries a better prognosis.
Instead of welsh rarebit we had a very pleasant variant made with stilton melted in Port wine then browned off under the grill.
resonate a horizontal round tubular resonating chamber, whose later variant is a large square box with curved sides.
The second Polo variant to debut at the show is the four-door saloon.
LI Roofing materials ranged through dark brown thatch, red clay pantiles, with a black glazed variant and blue gray Welsh slates.
We will be offering a means of searching for all of the variant spellings automatically in a later stage of the project.
trainer variant of the Typhoon aircraft was piloted by Squadron Leader Dave Fellowes of XXX Squadron, based at Warton.
For the ten variant, the modulation transformer also moves to an external steel cabinet.
tricycle gear variant of the 180.
variant CJD in humans.
variant spellings automatically in a later stage of the project.
variant receptor alleles associated with red hair and skin cancer risk.
variant readings of the Qur'an.
variant endings were the work of the original writer.
Why should the presence of the shorter gene variant make such a difference?
Dict.) it is clear that "spruce" a variant of "pruce," simply stood for Prussian; the form "spruce," rather than "pruce," being established partly by the German Sprossen, sprouts or young shoots (seen in Sprossen-bier, spruce beer, made of the sprouts of this fir).
He made his influence felt also by correspondence, with political leaders and by able political speeches, one of which, delivered in 1858, contained the sentence, "Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, by all the people, for all the people," which probably suggested Abraham Lincoln's oft.-quoted variant.
The numerous details and variant legends preserved by later writers, particularly Strabo and Pausanias, may go back to early sources (e.g.
16), and the variant tradition would seem to show that the Kenites were only a branch of the Midianites (see Jethro, Midian).
Among the Canaanite branch, the king-god is more prominent, and apart from the Ammonite variant Milcom, numerous names compounded with Milkare found on Phoenician inscriptions and among western Semites mentioned in cuneiform literature (H.
Tacitus himself records a variant form of the genealogy (see above), according to which Mannus had a larger number of sons, who were regarded as the ancestors of the Suebi, Vandilii, Marsi and others (see Suebi, Vandals).
But it is now generally held that these two genealogies are variant adaptations of the Babylonian list of primitive kings (see Enoch).
The variant "Confederacy," derived through the AngloFrench confederacie, and meaning generally a league or union, whether of states or individuals, was applied in America in the sense of Confederation to the seceding southern states (see above).
Fdcherfalte); another variant of the same form is the mushroom fold (Fr.
If this is a mistake (and not a variant tradition) it is a ver y remarkable one.
Instead of Welsh rarebit we had a very pleasant variant made with stilton melted in Port wine then browned off under the grill.
Rarer colored surnames include Red, a variant form of the surname Reed or Reid, someone who lived in a reedy area.
It has a horizontal round tubular resonating chamber, whose later variant is a large square box with curved sides.
Abstract We study the variant of the well-known stable roommates problem in which participants are permitted to express ties in their preference lists.
The twin seat trainer variant of the Typhoon aircraft was piloted by Squadron Leader Dave Fellowes of XXX Squadron, based at Warton.
The Cessna 182 was introduced in 1956 as a tricycle gear variant of the 180.
LaTeX is a variant of TeX, which is the world standard for typesetting mathematics.
The same theory could explain some cases of new variant CJD in humans.
Altered cell surface expression of human MC1R variant receptor alleles associated with red hair and skin cancer risk.
He applies the same argument to some of the recorded variant readings of the Qur'an.
None of the variant endings were the work of the original writer.
The all-in-one variant is much like putting a disposable diaper on a baby; the only difference is that you throw it in the washer when it's dirty and not in the garbage.
The other variant of cloth diapers involves having both liners (to absorb waste) and a cover (to prevent leaking).
The Tropical Sunrise, a sweeter variant of the Tequila Sunrise, is made with rum and a few extra sweet ingredients.
The Tequila Pink Sunrise is a variant combining the original 1930's Tequila Sunrise with the new Tequila Pink.
The All-Play variant doesn't convert the simulation game into an arcade style game, but it does offer more intuitive and simplified controls.
Each variant may be slightly different than the original design, moving a button here or an extra feature there, but they are fundamentally identical to the original platform.
The white variant is functionally identical to its darker cousin.
Rogers Wireless carries the TG800, a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) variant to the tri-band (900/1800/1900) KG800 sold overseas.
Should you choose to take the larger 32GB variant instead, it will cost you $299 with the same two-year contract.
It is perfectly possible that some variant of the Droid or Milestone could make its way to the Sprint in the future.
The US-based do not call list can be found at DoNotCall.gov, while the Canadian variant is found on a subsection operated by the CRTC.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8200 series represents the first flip phone variant in the BlackBerry lineup.
The main hardware remains much the same with a large touchscreen display and slide-out hardware keyboard, but this variant offers "global ready" connectivity.
IPAN is a rare disease, and is sometimes described as a severe variant of Kawasaki disease.
There are a number of mild variant forms of spina bifida, including multiple vertebral abnormalities, skin dimples, tufts of hair, and localized areas of skin deficiency over the spine.
This variant is called gigantism, with the additional bone growth causing unusual height.
Some researchers consider amok to be a variant of intermittent explosive disorder.
Eosinophilic esophagitis was long thought to be a variant of stomach reflux disease.
"Have We Seen the Last Variant of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency?"
The two main types of galactosemia are called classic and Duarte variant.
Individuals with the Duarte variant have approximately 5-20 percent of the enzyme activity necessary to metabolize this sugar and often do not have signs or symptoms of galactosemia.
The incidence for the Duarte variant type of galactosemia is estimated to be one in 16,000 live births.
It is generally considered to be an impulse control disorder but is sometimes classified as either a subtype or variant of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Ballroom Cha cha - This variant puts the "cha cha cha" beat after the "two-three" beats, so that the count goes "cha-2-3-cha cha cha" with the last cha carrying over into the next measure.
Depending on whether or not your site is commercial, personal, or some other variant, you can probably find an image and license to match.
Country line dancing is more popular than ever before, and the Texas two step is a variant worth learning if you love to go out dancing.
Luca Bella is a variant of a traditional Italian boy's name.
Once a girl decides she's too old to dress as a princess, fairy or storybook character, her options change to any variant on a witch, cat, queen or gypsy.
A popular version of the cross, the Celtic cross is the most common variant seen in tattoos today.
The variant is located near chromosome 5 and semaphorin 5A, which aid neuron and axon growth.
The Platinum portion of the vehicle's name is a sub-brand of Cadillac, which will combine the V-Series and distinguish each model as a premium or sporty variant of the main concept of the vehicle.
Limewire Pro is a fee based variant of the hugely popular free Limewire peer to peer (P2P) file sharing network.
The Entish language is a variant on the Elven Quenya.
The sense-development in this case is very obscure, and the name of the measure is found much earlier than "peck" as a variant form of "pick."
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