How to use Lyra in a sentence
A counterattempt over against Joachim to interpret Revelation in the light of history was made by Nicolas of Lyra (1329, in his Postilla), following (?) therein the lead of Petrus Aureolus (1317).
Here for the first time a consistently elaborated world-historical interpretation is carried out from the reign of Domitian to Lyra's own period.
He took part in revising the Dutch translation of the Old Testament in 1633, and after his death a book by him, called the Lyra Davidis, was published, which sought to explain the principles of Hebrew metre, and which created some controversy at the time, having been opposed by Louis Cappel.
In the middle ages some knowledge of Hebrew was preserved in the Church by converted Jews and even by non-Jewish scholars, of whom the most notable were the Dominican controversialist Raymundus Martini (in his Pugio fidei) and the Franciscan Nicolaus of Lyra, on whom Luther drew largely in his interpretation of Scripture.
The most important medieval exposition of the Decalogue is that of Nicolaus de Lyra; and the 15th century, in which the Decalogue acquired special importance in the confessional, was prolific in treatises on the subject (Antoninus of Florence, Gerson, &c.).Advertisement
Nicholaus de Lyra (commenting on the passage in Luke) says that Mammon est nomen daemonis.
Accordingly this mean motion of the stars relative to the sun has been more generally regarded from another point of view as a motion (in the opposite direction-towards the constellation Lyra) of the sun relatively to the stars.
But in 1846 he published the Lyra Innocentium; and in 1863 he completed a life of Bishop Wilson.
Keble also published A Metrical Version of the Psalter (1839), Lyra Innocentium (1846), and a volume of poems was published posthumously.
His influence in Christian circles was great, especially because of the use made of the commentary by Nicolaus de Lyra, who in his turn was one of the main sources of Luther's version.Advertisement
It was during the course of this tour that he wrote most of the short poems which a year later were printed in the Lyra Apostolica.
In the 5th century B.C. the Athenian astronomer Euctemon, according to Geminus of Rhodes, compiled a weather calendar in which Aquarius, Aquila, Canis major, Corona, Cygnus, Delphinus, Lyra, Orion, Pegasus, Sagitta and the asterisms Hyades and Pleiades are mentioned, always, however, in re Corvus.
Lyra viol and a six string bass viol.
Susanne Heinrich plays a Lyra viol and a six string bass viol.
His father, Karl Johann Philipp (1801-1859), well known as a hymn-writer (see Lyra domestics, 1st series, London, 1860; 2nd series, 5864).Advertisement
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It is a Victorian kind of world, and Lyra is (she thinks) an orphan, growing up under the almost non-existent control of various Oxford dons, with a 'guardian' who oversees her from afar.
Of course, interpretation is a matter of intuition and skill; oddly, Lyra has an affinity to the artifact and seems to know how to operate it instinctively.
Lyra discovers children are being used in some heinous way and mobilizes some friends to attempt a rescue.
Lyra escapes through a hole in the barrier between worlds cut by her father (whom she thought was her guardian), and the stage is set for book 2.Advertisement
As it happens, Will's absent father has been lost in Lyra's universe, and the stalkers are trying to find information he left with his family in our universe.
He runs directly to an unknown universe next to ours, where he meets Lyra, who left her own universe with no way to get back in the end of The Golden Compass.
The universe between Lyra's and Will's is inhabited apparently exclusively by children.
Will and Lyra lose, and must recover the Golden Compass, and take it to Lyra's father Lord Azriel, whose intention is to use it to kill God and free mankind from the tyranny of religion.
The Subtle Knife ended with Lyra in the clutches of her real mother, the evil Mrs. Coulter, and Will in the company of two 'angels' in another world, looking for her father, Lord Azriel, who intends to overthrow God himself.Advertisement
Will and Lyra have to traverse the Land of the Dead to get to the other side where Lord Azriel is fighting the Hosts of Heaven.
And I defy anyone with a heart to be able to read Lyra's parting with her darling daemon Pantalaimon at the gates of the Land of the Dead, not knowing if she will ever be able to find him again, without choking up.
Ultimately, Will and Lyra must make an even harder choice.