Anthroposophus to Apis
Anthroposophus The nickname of Dr. Vaughan, rector of St. Bride's, in Bedfordshire. So called from his Anthroposophia Teomagica, to show the condition of man after death.
Anti-Christ or the Man of Sin, expected by some to precede the second coming of Christ. St. John so calls every one who denies the incarnation of the eternal Son of God.
Antigone The Modern Antigone. Marie Thérèse Charlotte, Duchesse d'Angoulême, daughter of Louis XVI.; so called for her attachment to Louis XVIII., whose companion she was. (1778--1851.)
Antimony Said to be derived from the Greek antimonachos (bad for monks). The tale is that Valentine once gave some of this mineral to his convent pigs, who thrived upon it, and became very fat. He next tried it on the monks, who died from its effects; so Valentine said, "tho' good for pigs, it was bad for monks." This fable is given by Furetière.
Another derivation is anti-monos, (averse to being alone), because it is found in combination with sulphur, silver, or some other substance.
Littré suggests isthimmit, and connects it with stibium.
Antinomian [Greek, anti-nomos, exempt from the law.] One who believes that Christians are not bound to observe the "law of God," but " may continue in sin that grace may abound." The term was first applied to John Agricola by Martin Luther.
Antinous (4 syl.). A model of manly beauty. He was the page of Hadrian, the Roman Emperor.
"The polished grace of Antinöus." - Daily Telegraph.Antipathy (of human beings)
To Animals: Henri III. and the Duke of Schoenberg felt faint at the sight of a cat: Vanghelm felt the same at the sight of a pig, and abhorred pork; Marshal Brézé sickened at the sight of a rabbit; the Duc d'Epernon always swooned at the sight of a leveret, though he was not affected at the sight of a hare.
To Fish: Erasmus felt grievous nausea at the smell of fresh fish.
To Flowers and Fruits: Queen Anne, Grétry the composer, Faverite the Italian poet, and Vincent the painter, all abhorred the smell of roses; Scaliger had the same aversion to watercresses; and King Vladislas sickened at the smell of apples.
To Music: Le Mothe de Nayer felt faint at the sound of any musical instrument; Nicano had a strong aversion to the sound of a flute.
To Thunder: Augustus trembled at the noise of thunder, and retired to a vault when a thunderstorm was apprehended.
Witches have an antipathy to running water.
"Some men there are love not a gaping pig,
Antipathy (of animals). According to tradition, wolves have a mortal antipathy to scillaroots; geese to the soil of Whitby; snakes to soil of Ireland; cats to dogs; all animals dislike the castor-oil plant; camphor keeps off insects; Russian leather is disliked by bookworms; paraffin by flies; cedar-wood is used for wardrobes, because its odour is disliked by moths. Ants dislike green sage.
Anti-pope is a pope elected by a King in opposition to the pope elected by the cardinals; or one who usurps the popedom in opposition to the rightful pope. Geddes give a list of twenty-four anti-popes, three of whom were deposed by the Council of Constance.
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