Re: Continued prepend/perpend discussion

Subject: Re: Continued prepend/perpend discussion
From: Mike Mellody <mm000002 -at- PIXIE -dot- CO -dot- ZA>
Date: Wed, 8 May 1996 19:50:02 +0200

On 8 May 96 at 9:21, Susan MacIntosh wrote:
> I DID look it up in the New Webster's dictionary, and Roget's
> Thesaurus.

> The definition I find for "perpend" is "A long stone or brick reaching
> through the thickness of a wall and visible on both sides." We must
> have vastly different dictionaries!

The Shorter Oxford (3rd Edition 1973 p. 1558) gives:

perpend .... *v.arch*. 1527. [- L. perpendere weigh exactly, consider.
f. per ... + pendere weigh]. *trans*.

To weigh mentally, ponder, consider.......

The same dictionary also gives:

perpend *ob. var* of PARPEN(T) which has the meaning given by Susan

The *..* are meant to indicate that the words between are given in
the dictionary in italics.

Mike Mellody

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