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This dictionary, compiled in the lateth century, is an invaluable source which has never been superseded. The book is densely packed with words and their meanings and how these Publishers used to think that etymology was a dry dusty and academic subject until books by writers such as Michael Quinion showed that there was a real thw for finding the true origins of the words and phrases we used – unthinkingly – everyday.

This is a classic. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Here’s a sample of the quality of scanning: Roland rated it it was amazing Jul 14, David rated it really liked it Jun 02, User Review – Flag as inappropriate Excellent collection words which gives incite of wondrous origins of modern English glossary.

In the UK few would use the word ‘Hing’ to describe the spice Asafoetida. On the other hand, it also tends to make the book less attractive to the general reader and more a work for scholars and academics.

I’ll be ‘currently reading’ this one for years to come!! Doubtless inspired by the success of his books and others of dicyionary similar ilk, ‘Hobson Jobson’ is the republication of a Victorian dictionary of words from India, Asia and the East.


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In Anglo-Indian English, the term Hobson-Jobson referred to any festival or entertainment, but especially ceremonies of the Mourning of Muharram. It takes some effort to work out that that is what the entry is even about. Ian Harrison rated it really liked it Aug 14, Paperback dicgionary, pages.

The title ‘Hobson Jobson’ comes from another term covered here but now sadly out of use – the name of “a native festal excitement”. Page – And upon the beasts were there strong towers of wood, which covered every one of them, and were girt fast unto them with devices: Account Options Sign in. Lists with This Book. Hhobson-jobson the interest only really lies in the content. Return to Book Page.

Essential reading for those keen to explore the social history of British India. Books by Henry Yule. They are anglo-indjan fat beasts, and afford capital mutton.

The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The term “law of Hobson-Jobson” is sometimes used in linguistics to refer to the process of phonological change by which loanwords are adapted to the phonology of the new language, as in the archetypal example of “Hobson-Jobson” itself. And thus, with eyes that would not shrink, With knee to man unbent, Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went. Spanish cucaracha becoming English “cockroach”, and English “riding coat” becoming French redingote.

It is an essential book for all who are interested in English etymology and the development of the language. Page – And when they have to be loaded, they kneel like the camel; once the load is adjusted, they rise.


Let thf Indians whine and kneel; An English lad must die. Sahil Karkhanis rated it liked it Feb 27, To ask other readers questions about The Concise Hobson-Jobsonplease sign up. Valerie Morton dictionart it really liked it May 21, Need I say more? Open Anblo-indian See a Problem?

Kimberly Edwin rated it it was amazing Apr 22, It sounds enormous fun. Stuart Haydon rated it liked it Oct 20, Burnell had died before the work was finished, and most of it was finished by Yule, who, however, fully acknowledged Burnell’s contributions.

A linked problem is that, whilst some of the words may have been in use inwhen first published, they have dropped out of common usage now. Excellent collection words which gives incite of wondrous origins of modern English glossary.

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Page – Some Seiks, and a private of the Buffs, having remained behind with the grog-carts, fell into the hands of the Chinese. Ordinations of the Pundits. Other editions – View all Hobson-Jobson: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Aanglo-indian.