from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vernacularism; an idiom.
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No doubt he was; and no doubt, as the expression _Mio Cid_ is not a translation from the Arabic, but a quite evidently genuine vernacularity, he was sung of in those terms.
Remsen touched his cap, looked between the chestnut's ears, and took refuge in vernacularity.
However, I went through wid it as well as I could; where I couldn't find Latin, I laid in the Greek, and where the Greek failed me, I gave the Irish, which, to tell the truth, in consequence of its vernacularity, I found to be the most convanient.
Adrian Hastings’ assertion of vernacularity as a key component in the beginnings of nationalist sentiment has found eager adherents in Anglo-Saxon studies, which, we are often reminded, boasts the first vernacular translation of the Bible. [
I think for the purposes of the conference I said that the project of my dissertation was “vernacularity and temporality in immediately pre - and post-conquest England” – which is my project – but it’s also still far more than that.
_vernacularity_; he never forgets his mother-tongue in exotic forms, unless we may call Irish exotic; for Hibernicisms he certainly has.