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Hobson-Jobson: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary (Wordsworth Reference) [Henry Yule, A. C. Burnell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. lary of Anglo-Indian words, and had made some collections with that view. In reply . the reader will turn to Hobson-Jobson in the Glossary itself, he will find that. Online version of Sir Henry Yule’s ‘Hobson-Jobson: A glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, .

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This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat The title ‘Hobson Jobson’ comes from another term covered here but now sadly ghe of use – the name of “a native festal excitement”. Excellent collection words which gives incite of wondrous origins of modern English glossary. Chloe rated it it was amazing Jun 14, And thus, with eyes that would not shrink, With knee to man unbent, Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went.

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Hobson-Jobson: The words English owes to India

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Excellent collection words which gives incite of wondrous origins of modern English glossary. Whilst I might find an entry describing a word I know and am interested in enjoyable to read, I did not find myself drawn to read other entries in the way that a more engaging text might lead you to.


Other editions – View all Hobson-Jobson: Essential reading for those keen to explore the social history of British India. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Valerie Morton rated it really liked it May 21, Hobson-Jobson derived from the Islamic cry at dictionray celebration of Muhurram ‘Ya Hasan, ya Hosain’ is shorthand for the assimilation of foreign words to the sound pattern of the adopting language.

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The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary by Henry Yule

I’ll be ‘currently reading’ this one for years to come!! It appears to derive either from a bizarre form of suicidal rage or refer to a caste of shaven headed berserk warriors.

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Burnell had died before the work was finished, and most of it was finished by Yule, who, however, fully acknowledged Burnell’s contributions. Jul 23, Annie is currently reading it.

Page – Some Seiks, and a private of the Buffs, having remained behind with the grog-carts, fell into the hands of the Chinese.

Let dusky Indians whine and kneel; An English lad must die.

Hobson-jobson The Anglo Indian Dictionary

It is an essential book for all who are interested in English etymology and the development of the language. Gaydon Phillips rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Unexpected Essays in the History of Lexicography, pp.

Christopher Brothers rated it really liked it Sep 07, It comes from the misheard rendering of the cry ‘Ya Hassan!