Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-A-COND'A – A'NAL
A name given in Ceylon to a large snake, a species of Boa, which is said to devour travelers. Its flesh is excellent food. – Encyc.
Pertaining to Anacreon, a Greek poet, whose odes and epigrams are celebrated for their delicate, easy and graceful air, and for their exact imitation of nature. His verse consists of three feet and a half, usually spondees and iambuses, sometimes anapests; as in this line of Horace. “Lydia, dic per omnes.” – Encyc.
A poem composed in the manner of Anacreon.
AN'A-DEM, n. [Gr. αναδημα.]
A garland or fillet. A chaplet or crown of flowers. – W. Browne.
AN-A-DI-PLO'SIS, n. [Gr. ανα, again, and διπλοος, double.]
Duplication, a figure in rhetoric and poetry, consisting in the repetition of the last word or words in a line or clause of a sentence, in the beginning of the next; as, “He retained his virtues amidst all his misfortunes, misfortunes which no prudence could foresee or prevent.” – Encyc.
AN'A-DROM, n. [See below.]
A fish that ascends rivers. – Morin.
A-NAD'RO-MOUS, a. [Gr. ανα, upward, and δρομος, course.]
Ascending; a word applied to such fish as pass from the sea into fresh waters, at stated seasons. – Encyc.
AN'A-GLYPH, n. [Gr. ανα, and γλυφω, to engrave.]
An ornament made by sculpture.
In ancient sculpture, applied to chased or embossed work on metal.
Relating to the art of carving, engraving, enchasing or embossing plate. Evelyn.
A-NAG-NO'SIS, n. [Gr.]
Recognition; the unraveling of plot in dramatic action. – Blair.
AN'A-GO-GE, or AN'A-GO-GY, n. [Gr. αναγωγη, of ανα, upward, and αγωγη, a leading, from αγω.]
An elevation of mind to things celestial; the spiritual meaning or application of words; also the application of the types and allegories of the Old Testament to subjects of the New. – Encyc.
Mysterious; elevated; spiritual; the rest of the sabbath, in an anagogical sense, signifies the repose of the saints in heaven.
In a mysterious sense; with religious elevation.
Mysterious considerations. – Addison.
AN'A-GRAM, n. [Gr. ανα, and γραμμα, a letter.]
A transposition of the letters of a name, by which a new word is formed. Thus Galenus becomes angelus; William Noy, [attorney-general to Charles I., a laborious man,] may be turned into I moyl in law.
Making an anagram. – Camden's Remains.
In the manner of anagram.
The act or practice of making anagrams. – Camden.
A maker of anagrams.
To make anagrams. – Herbert.
An inventory; commentary. – Knowles.
A measure of grain in Spain, containing something less than two bushels. – Encyc.
A'NAL, a. [L. anus.]
Pertaining to the anus; as, the anal fin. – Encyc. Pennant.