Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-DROG'Y-NAL, or AN-DROG'Y-NOUS – AN-FRAC-TU-OS'I-TY
AN-DROG'Y-NAL, or AN-DROG'Y-NOUS, a. [Gr. ανηρ, a man, and γυνη, woman.]
Having two sexes; being male and female; hermaphroditical. In botany, the word is applied to a plant bearing some flowers which are pistiliferous only, and others which are stameniferous only. These plants constitute the Monecian class in Linnæus's system. – Milne.
With the parts of both sexes.
A hermaphrodite. – Johnson.
AN'DROID, n. [Gr. ανηρ, man, and ειδος, form.]
A machine in the human form, which, by certain springs, performs some of the natural motions of a living man. One of these machines, invented by M. Vaucanson, appeared at Paris in 1738, representing a flute-player. – Encyc.
- A northern constellation, behind Pegasus, Cassiopeia and Perseus, representing the figure of a woman chained. The stars in this constellation, in Plotemy's catalogue, are 23; in Tycho's, 22; in Bayer's, 27; in Flamstead's, 84.
- The name of a celebrated tragedy of Euripides, now lost. – Encyc.
- Also a genus of plants.
AN'DRON, n. [Gr. ανηρ, a man.]
In Grecian and Roman architecture, the apartment of a house for the males; this was in the lower part of the house, and the gynecea, or apartment for females, was in the upper part. – Brande.
AN-DRO-PET'A-LOUS, a. [Gr. ανηρ and πεταλον.]
An epithet given to double flowers, produced by the conversion of the stamens into petals, as in the garden ranunculus. Brande.
AN-DROPH'A-GI, n. [Gr. ανηρ, man, and φαγω, to eat.]
Man-eaters; but the word is little used, being superseded by anthropophagi, which see. Herodotus mentions people of this character. – Melpom. 106.
AN-DROT'O-MY, n. [Gr. ανηρ, a man, and τομη, a cutting.]
A cutting of human bodies; dissection of the human body, as distinguished from zootomy.
Pertaining to anecdotes.
AN'EC-DOTE, n. [Gr. α privative and εκδιδωμι, to publish, part. εκδοτος, given out.]
- In its original sense, secret history, or facts not generally known. But in more common usage, a particular or detached incident or fact of an interesting nature; a biographical incident; a single passage of private life. Procopius gave the title of Anecdotes to a book he published against Justinian and his wife Theodora; and similar collections of incidents in the lives of eminent men are now common. – Encyc.
- The relation of an incident or particular event.
Pertaining to anecdotes. – Bolingbroke.
A-NELE', v.t. [Sax. æll, oil.]
To give extreme unction. [Not used.] – Shak.
AN-E-MOG'RA-PHY, n. [Gr. ανεμος, wind, and γραφη, description.]
A description of the winds. – Johnson.
AN-E-MOL'O-GY, n. [Gr. ανεμος, wind, and λογος, discourse.]
The doctrine of winds, or a treatise on the subject.
AN-E-MOM'E-TER, n. [Gr. ανεμος, wind, and μετρεω, to measure.]
An instrument or machine for measuring the force and velocity of the wind. – Encyc.
A-NEM'O-NE, or A-NEM'O-NY, n. [Gr. ανεμωνη, from ανεμος, wind. It was by the ancient Greeks written ανεμωλια. Theoph. lib. 6, cap. 7. Plin. 21, 23. Venus is said to have changed her Adonis into an anemone. Ovid. Metam. lib. 10, 735.]
Wind-flower; a genus of plants of numerous species. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens, of which their double flowers are among the most elegant ornaments. Sea Anemone. See Animal-flower.
An acrid crystalizable substance obtained from some species of anemony. It burns like camphor.
A-NEM'O-SCOPE, n. [Gr. ανεμος, wind, and σκοπεω, to view.]
A machine which shows the course or velocity of the wind. – Encyc.
About; concerning; over against; a Scottish word. – Qu. Gr. εναντι.
AN'EU-RISM, n. [Gr. ανα, and ευρυνω, to dilate, from ευρυς, broad.]
A preternatural dilatation or rupture of the coats of an artery. This is encysted or diffused. The encysted aneurism is when the coats of the artery being only dilated, the blood is confined to its proper coat. Of this kind is the varicose. The diffused aneurism includes all those in which, from an aperture in the artery, the blood is spread about in the cellular membrane, out of its proper course. – Quincy. Coxe.
Pertaining to an aneurism.
A-NEW', adv. [a and new.]
Over again; another time; in a new form; as, to arm anew; to create anew.
A state of being full of windings and turnings.