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  • proper n. an early Latin dictionary, the Summa grammaticalis quae vocatur Catholicon


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  • "Catholicon" (grammar and alphabetic lexicon) in the year 1460, and also in several small books printed in Eltville down to the year 1472 by the brothers Echtermünze, relatives of Gutenberg.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Besides the "Catholicon", he wrote "Liber Theologiae qui vocatur Dialogus de Quaestionibus Animae ad Spiritum" and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • If we bear in mind the materials the author had at his disposal, the purpose of the work, and the needs of the time, it must be conceded that the "Catholicon" possessed considerable merit.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • "Summa Grammaticalis", more commonly known as the "Catholicon", has made his name widely celebrated.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • "Catholicon" still exists, and the numerous editions through which it passed during the first seventy-five years after the invention of printing, attest the wide acceptance accorded it and the popularity it long enjoyed.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • In this "Catholicon," which, though undated, was printed before A.D.

    Bacon is Shake-Speare

  • Excerpts from it were, however, included in the "Catholicon" of Giovanni da Geneva, which was printed among the earliest of printed books (that is, it falls into the class of books known as "incunabula," so called because they belong to the

    Bacon is Shake-Speare

  • The impost, he wrote, “was extolled as the infallible, Grand Political Catholicon, by which every evil was to be avoided, and every advantage derived.”

    Robert Morris

  • Although, as we have seen, the words dictionarius and dictionarium occur, most compilers use more fanciful titles, such as the Ortus Vocabularum, 'the garden of words'; the Promptorium Parvulorum, 'the storehouse of the little clerks,' of which many editions were afterwards printed by Wynkyn de Worde; or the Catholicon Anglicum, 'the English universal remedy.'

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  • I soon saw the Catholicon of Spain (Spanish gold) was the chief ingredient.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete


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