Æлена (barskaya) wrote,

крест-накрест / cristcross

The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be." Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you
look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."


Christcross \Christ"cross`\, n.
1. The mark of the cross, as cut, painted, written, or stamped on certain objects, --
sometimes as the sign of 12 o'clock on a dial.
2. The beginning and the ending. [Obs.] —Quarles.

A Dictionary of the English Language, Volume 1, Issue 1 By Samuel Johnson, Robert Gordon Latham (ethnologue).
[ direct link above, pdf-p.419]
1. In the following extract it stands on a dial in the place of the figure XII, i.e. as the sign of twelve o’ clock. … Fall to your business soundly; the fescue of the dial is upon the christ-cross of noon.
2. In the following (and this was the most usual application) it means, probably
the Alpha and Omega, beginning and the end.
s. [… said by this pronunciation conveying the notion that it merely rings a change on the similar
syllables criss and cross. Its real derivation, however is from the sign of the cross which preceded
the letters.] *Alpha*-bet.
Christ-tide s. [ with tide = time, … ]

Christcross (ˈkrɪsˌkrɒs) n ––see insert––hornbook with wood handle next page)
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. the mark of a cross formerly placed in front of the alphabet in hornbooks
b. the alphabet itself
*2. a cross used in place of a signature by someone unable to sign his or her name

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Alphabetic \Al`pha*bet"ic\, Alphabetical \Al`pha*bet"ic*al\, a.
[Cf. F. alphab['e]tique.]
1. Pertaining to, furnished with, expressed by, or in the order of, the letters of
the alphabet; as, alphabetic characters, writing, languages, arrangement. English has an alphabetical writing system.
[1913 Webster]
2. Literal. [Obs.] "*Alphabetical servility*." --Milton. [*Paradise Lost*]
[1913 Webster]
3. in alphabetical order. {[see r. https://www.thefreedictionary.com/r ]}

https://archive.org/details/candlevision00russgoog/page/n135/mode/2up book-page 120 ( pdf page 136)
George William Russell in The Candle of Vision (1918) argued that (p. 120) "The mind of man is made in the image of Deity, and the elements of speech are related to the powers in his mind and through it to the being of the Oversoul. These true roots of language are few, alphabet and roots being identical.

Nikola Rashich in his essay Digraphy: A Special Case of the Relationship between Language and Writing [1] starts from the analysis of the relationship between spoken and written languages, namely the writing system. ... The sequence always happens in that direction: first one speaks, then one writes. In this development one sometimes chooses an alphabet and that is a social, political and very often even a religious decision.

http://thenonist.com/index.php/thenonist/permalink/the_humble_hornbook/ pdf-p. 7. and pdf-p.9.
Hornbooks were particularly personal and often formed part of a child’s wardrobe, being attached by a string or thong to a belt. The hornbook’s physical intimacy both mirrors and promotes the child’s internalization of the alphabet.” ––Patricia Crain The Story of A.

In its early manifestations, the pedagogical alphabet is headed not by the letter A but by the “Christ Cross”––Patricia Crain “.

Main article: Hornbook (law)
Use in United States legal education
“… the horn-book was called the Christ Cross Row, or criss-cross-row.…”

hornbook (redirected from Horn-book)
A primer; a book explaining the basics, fundamentals, or rudiments of any science or branch of knowledge.
The phrase hornbook law is a colloquial designation of the rudiments or general principles of law

Hornbook (law)
In United States legal education, hornbooks are one-volume legal treatises, written primarily for law students on subjects typically covered by law school courses.[1]
Hornbooks summarize and explain the law in a specific area. They are distinct from casebooks, which are collections of cases (or parts of cases) chosen to help illustrate and stimulate discussion about legal issues. [syn: offspring, progeny, issue http://www.freedictionary.org/?Query=issue ]

The term derives from the hornbook, an early children's educational tool, implying that the material is basic.[2] A hornbook law is a basic, settled legal principle (see black letter law).

1.2 Writing using a particular alphabet.
‘Russian script’
‘Thank you so much. but just to make it clear, this is still in English, just in tengwar script.’

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Script tr.v. script·ed, script·ing, scripts 2. To arrange, direct, or control (an event or a person) as if supplying a script "the brilliant, charming, judicial moderate scripted by his White House fans" (Ellen Goodman).

Genesis 28:15 KJV
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

Бытие 28:15 Russian Synodal Version
15 и вот Я с тобою, и сохраню тебя везде, куда ты ни пойдешь; и возвращу тебя в сию землю, ибо Я не оставлю тебя, доколе не исполню того, что Я сказал тебе.


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