from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as baroque.
- n. In logic, the mnemonic name of a mood of syllogism in the second figure, having a universal affirmative major premise, a particular negative minor, and a particular negative conclusion: as, Every true patriot is a friend to religion; some great statesmen are not friends to religion; therefore, some great statesmen are not true patriots.
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Luis Vives, in 1519, ridiculed the Professors of the University of Paris as “sophists in baroco and baralipton.”
Two derivations have been proposed: one from the Portuguese word barroco, a jewelers 'term for the irregular, odd-shaped pearl first brought from Goa to Portugal in the sixteenth century, and in the early eighteenth century used in French as an adjective meaning “bizarre” or “odd”; and the other, from baroco, the name of the fourth mode of the second figure in the scholastic terminology of syl - logisms.
Beyond these fashionable houses is an open square, upon which faces a cosy inn -- named, of course, after William Tell; and off on one side the large parish church, built in cheap baroco style, but containing a few objects of interest ....