Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-THE-RIF'ER-OUS – AN-THRO-PO-MORPH'IT-ISM
AN-THE-RIF'ER-OUS, a. [anther and fero, to bear.]
Producing anthers. – Barton, 162.
The sixth month of the Athenian year, consisting of 29 days, and answering to a part of November and a part of December. It is supposed to be so called from the Anthesteria, feasts in honor of Bacchus, celebrated in that month, and so called from ανθος, a flower; garlands of flowers being offered to Bacchus at those feasts.
A little tumulus or hillock, formed by ants, for their habitation.
AN-THO'BI-AN, n. [Gr. ανθος.]
An animal that lives on flowers.
Pertaining to anthology.
AN-THOL'O-GY, n. [Gr. ανθος, a flower, and λογος, a discourse, or λογια, a collection.]
- A discourse on flowers.
- A collection of beautiful passages from authors; a collection of poems or epigrams. In the Greek church, a collection of devotional pieces. – Encyc.
A popular name of the erysipelas, supposed to have been so named from the saint in Italy, to whom those who were affected, applied for a cure. – Encyc.
AN-THOPH'YL-LITE, n. [Gr. ανθος, a flower, and φυλλον, a leaf.]
A mineral in masses composed of interlaced plates, or crystalized in reed-shaped crystals, which appear to be four-sided prisms longitudinally streaked. The color is between dark yellowish gray and olive brown; the luster shining and pearly. – Dict. of Nat. Hist. Cleaveland.
Pertaining to anthophyllite or containing it. – Hitchcock.
AN'THO-RISM, n. [Gr. αντι, opposite, and ὁρισμος, definition.]
In rhetoric, a description or definition contrary to that which is given by the adverse party. – Ash.
AN'THRA-CITE, n. [Gr. ανθραξ, a burning coal, and λιθος, a stone.]
Slaty glance-coal, or columnar glance coal; that species of coal which has a shining luster, approaching to metallic, and which burns without smoke, and with intense heat. It consists essentially of carbon.
Pertaining to anthracite.
AN-THRA-CO-THE'RI-UM, n. [Gr. ανθραξ, a coal, and θηριον, a beast.]
An animal somewhat like a hog, whose remains are found in coal: now extinct. – Cuvier.
AN'THRAX, n. [Gr.; supra.]
A carbuncle; a malignant ulcer, with intense burning. The ancients gave this name to a gem, and it is sometimes used for lithanthrax or pit-coal. – Encyc.
AN-THROP'O-GLOT, n. [Gr. ανθρωπος, man, and γλωττα, the tongue.]
An animal which has a tongue resembling that of man, of which kind are parrots. – Encyc.
AN-THRO-POG'RA-PHY, n. [Gr. ανθρωπος, man, and γραφη, description.]
A description of man or the human race, or of the parts of the human body. – Encyc.
AN-THROP'O-LITE, n. [Gr. ανθρωπος, man, and λιθος, a stone.]
A petrifaction of the human body or skeleton, or of parts of the body. Some naturalists have asserted that skeletons of the animal frame have been found petrified in old mines; but the fact is not credited, and the existence of such petrifactions is denied. – Encyc. Capt. Wilford informs us, that in digging a well near the Ganga, some persons found, at the depth of 90 feet, on an old bed of that river, the bones of men and quadrupeds supposed to be petrifactions. Asiat. Res. 8, 294. The skeleton of a man has been found in a limestone rock of recent formation, in Guadaloupe. – Ed. Encyc. Human bones have also been found by Prof. Buckland, in the open cave of Paviland, Glamorganshire. He considers them postdiluvian. – Quart. Rev. v. 29, p. 148.
Pertaining to anthropology, according to human manner of speaking. – Kirwan.
One who describes, or is versed in the physical history of the human body.
AN-THRO-POL'O-GY, n. [Gr. ανθρωπος, man, and λογος, discourse.]
- A discourse upon human nature. – Encyc.
- The doctrine of the structure of the human body; the natural history or physiology of the human species.
- The word denotes that manner of expression by which the inspired writers attribute human parts and passions to God. – Encyc.
AN-THRO-POM'AN-CY, n. [Gr. ανθρωπος, man, and μαντεια, divination.]
Divination by inspecting the entrails of a human being. – Encyc.
The heresy of the Anthropomorphites. – Encyc.
AN-THRO-PO-MORPH'ITE, n. [Gr. ανθρωπος, man, and μορφη, form.]
One who believes a human form in the Supreme Being. A sect of ancient heretics are called Anthropomorphites. – Encyc.
The doctrines of anthropomorphites.