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Definition of the noun accidence

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noun - plural: accidences

  1. the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words

Alternative definition of the noun accidence


  1. The 'accidents', of inflections of words; the rudiments of grammar - John Milton
  2. a book containing the first principles of grammar, and so of the rudiments of any subject or art
  3. The rudiments of any subject - James Russell Lowell

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Google previewA Manual of Practical English Grammar

AccidenceAccidence is that part of grammar which deals with the function of each word in the sentence, and the changes or inflexions made in that word. Syntax — Syntax is that part of Grammar which deals with the various ways in which ...

Google previewEnglish Dictionaries, 800-1700 (2006)

The Topical Tradition by Werner Hüllen

An accidence is a primer, just as a pathway is, and a grammar, in this case understood metaphorically, is a body of more advanced rules of the art under description. The term dictionary is likely to be read as indicating the two alphabetical lists ...

Google previewFolk-taxonomies in Early English (2003)

by Earl R. Anderson

Accidence is the sum of individuating properties, such as size, weight, and color, what Duns Scotus called the haecceitas or 'thisness' of an object. An "accident" is any property which a substance could lose or gain or modify without losing its ...

Google previewThe Academy (1879)

The accidence is the fullest part of the book, and contains, among other noteworthy points, an elaborate discussion of the genders, especially of the double genders, and the cases in which French gender differs from the Latin. It is in this part of ...

Google previewThe Academy and Literature (1879)

The accidence is the fullest part of the book, and contains, among other noteworthy points, an elaborate discussion of the genders, especially of the double genders; and the cases in which French gender diners from the Latin. It is in this part of ...

Google previewThe Ben Jonson Encyclopedia (2016)

by D. Heyward Brock, Maria Palacas

One was called Accidence, and the other Fitz-Ale. They introduced themselves and explained that Fitz-Ale had a daughter named Pem, who was to be married to a bold champion named Stub, and they invited all to join in the celebration.

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of North American Classicists (1994)

by Ward W. Briggs, American Philological Association

as Cheever's Latin Accidence (Boston, 1838); Scripture Prophecies Explained (Boston, 1757). SOURCES: "Biographical sketch of Ezekiel Cheever, with Notes on the Free Schools ...

Google previewA Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography, Anthology, and Geography Abriged from the Larger Dictionary by William Smith (1877)

by William Smith

THE GREEK ACCIDENCE. Extracted from the above work, 12mo. 2s. 6d. - PLATO. THE APOLOGY OF SoCRATES. THE CRIT0, and PART OF THE PHAEDO; with Notes in English from STALLBAUM, SCHLEIERMACHER's Introductions.

Google previewPinnock's improved edition of dr. Goldsmith's History of Greece, abridged for the use of schools. Together with a short dictionary, explaining every difficulty, also questions for examination (1822)

by Oliver Goldsmith

Aa UNIVERSAL FRENCH GRAMMAR, being an accurate System of French Accidence and Syntax, oh an improved Plan. By NICHOLAS HAMEL. A New Edition. Price 4t. bound. GRAMMATICAL EXERCISES upon the FRENCH LANGUAGE, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014)

by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

For example, the differences between: drive, drives, driving, drove, and driven or between: driver, driver's, drivers, and drivers' would come under the heading of accidence in a traditional grammar. In more modern grammar the term has been ...

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Egyptian Archaeology (1902)

by Mary Brodrick

Initia Latina : Easy Lessons on Elementary Accidence. Fourth Edition. Fcap. 8vo, is. First Latin Lessons. Sixth Edition. Crown 8vo, 2s. First Latin Reader. With Notes adapted to the Shorter Latin Primer, and ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

accidence. That branch of grammar which deals with 'accidents'; that is, the inflexions or the variable endings of words.

Google previewA primary dictionary of the English language (1860)

by Joseph Emerson Worcester

ACCIDENCE. ACQUIRE. ac'CJ-dEnce, n. A little book containing the first rudiments of grammar. Xc'C(-d£nt, n. An unforeseen or fortuitous event; casualty; chance. Xc-CJ-dEn'tai,, a. Having the quality of an accident ; casual ; fortuitous. AC-c { ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary (1905)

Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years by Joseph Wright

ACCIDENCE. CHAPTER. VI. § 378. Nouns ending in a voiceless consonantotherthan s, /. THE. ARTICLES. A. THE INDEFINITE ARTICLE §368. 9 is used beforevowelsandconsonants,as: oapl an apple. Very few dialects follow the rule of the ...

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