With emphasis on England and its 16° and 17° century colonies
Dictionary of Ancient Occupations and Trades,
Ranks, Offices, and Titles
G u i d e
Click on a letter above to see definitions of words
beginning with that initial letter.
- [AHD] American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3° ed.
- (Houghton, Mifflin; 1992) LoC: 92-851, ISBN: 0-395-44895-6
- [BL] The British Lexicon
- Online: http://www.britannia.com/history/resource/gloss.html
of strange legal, feudal, chivalric, monastic, military and architectural terms
- [CD] 1736 Canting Dictionary [thieving slang]
- Liam Quin, http://dirk.holoweb.net/~liam/dict/,
(chiefly from Bailey's 1737 The Universal Etymological English Dictionary)
- [CHC] Cyclopędia for Halifax & Calderdale
- Malcolm Bull, (Online: http://www.halifax-today.co.uk/specialfeatures/triviatrail/)
- [DOME]Domesday Book
- Online: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/domesday.asp
- [DOT] Dictionary of Old Trades, Titles and Occupations, A
- Colin Waters, (Berkshire, ENG, 1999) ISBN: 1-85306-601-X
Mr. Waters' book is an excellent one,
and is far more complete than I could ever hope to make these pages.
It has, according to the blurb, some 4000 defined terms and 70 illustrations.
I recommend it highly. (£9.95 cover price)
- [DOT2] Dictionary of Occupational Titles,
- Revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the US Dept. of Labor,
provided, as a public service by Informmation Technology Associates,
also available (for a fee) in download or CD format.
- [DVT] Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue,
- London: Printed for C. Chappel. 1811;
An extensive document, and fascinating reading!
- [EB] The Encyclopedia Britannica,
- New York: Encyclopedia Press. 1910;
Regarded as the best edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica ever produced.
- [GET] A Glossary of European Noble, Princely, Royal, and Imperial Titles
- Mark Odegard;
23 Sep 1996;
- [OED] Oxford English Dictionary, Compact Edition
- Oxford University Press (©1971) LoC 87-14191 r93
- [QC] The Quincunx
- Charles Palliser (New York, 1990) LoC: 90-84770, ISBN: 0-345-37113-5
An incredible novel, The Quincunx is written in Dickensian style.
Its action takes place in and around London of the early 19° century
as a matryoshka of deceits, betrayals, and misunderstandings,
revealed one by one over some 750 pages.
It is without doubt the most complex novel I have ever read -- and a favorite.
- [TFD]The Free Dictionary
- [WIKI]Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- [YG] Yorkshire Glossary of old words
- http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/ eng/YKS/Misc/Glossary/index.html
|CE|| common era|
|civ|| civil offices|
|ct|| court offices|
|dipl|| diplomatic corps|
|dom|| domestic, household trades (incl. royal household)|
|eccl|| ecclesiastical; church offices and titles|
|fig|| figure of speech|
|mil|| military & Naval ranks and duties|
|naut|| nautical (excluding naval military)|
|nob|| nobility and royalty|
|RC, RCC|| Roman Catholic [Church]|
|Brit|| British, incl. England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales|
|UK|| United Kingdom|
|US|| United States of America|