Abisme abismo is a substantival superlative like DIEZ, KOMANCE DICT.
abimer or abymer to precipitate; from abyssus (apvaaog).
For the general principles of Romance etymology, Diez's Introduction to the Grammar of the Romance Languages (translated by C.
To prevent excessive bulk, words are excluded: (1) where the etymology is unknown, and (2) where it is so obvious and familiar as to require no explanation.
As to the plan of the work, the very inconvenient ar- rangement adopted by Diez has been abandoned, and the whole Dictionary reduced to one Alphabet, a Vocabulary being added of such English words as are connected with any of the Romance words treated of.
He is also indebted to various papers in English and Foreign Periodicals, reference to which is made, where due.
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