Emeute to End

Emeute (French). A seditious rising or small riot. Literally, a moving-out. (Latin, e-moveo.)

Emile (2 syl.). The French form of Emilius. The hero of Jean Jacques Rousseau's novel of the same name, and his ideal of a perfectly educated young man.

Emilia (in Shakespeare's Othello). Wife of Iago. She is induced by her husband to purloin Desdemona's handkerchief, which Iago conveys to Cassio's chamber, and tells the Moor that Desdemona had given it to the lieutenant as a love-token. At the death of Desdemona, Emilia (who, till then, never suspected the real state of the case) reveals the fact, and Iago kills her.
   Emilia. The sweetheart of Peregrine Pickle, in Smollett's novel.

Emilie (The divine), to whom Voltaire wrote verses, was Madame Châtelet, with whom he lived at Circy for ten years.

Emmet contracted into Ant thus, Em't, ent, ant (Anglo-Saxon, æmete).

"A bracelet made of emmets' eyes."
Drayton: Court of Fairies.
Emne Your emne Christen (Bosworth), i.e. your even or fellow Christian. Shakespeare (Hamlet, v. 1) has "your even Christian." (Anglo-Saxon, Emne-cristen, fellow-Christian.)

Emolument Literally, that which comes out of the mill. (Latin, e-mola.) It originally meant toll on what was ground. (See Grist.)

Emotion Literally, the movement of the mind brought out by something which affects it. The idea is this. The mind, like electricity, is passive till something occurs to affect it, when it becomes roused; the active state thus produced is its emotion, and the result thereof is passion or affection. (Latin, e-moveo.)

Empanel or Impanel is to write the names of a jury on a panel, or piece of parchment. (French, panneau, i.e. pan de peau, piece of skin.)

Empannel To put the pack-saddle on a beast of burden.

"Saddle Rozinante, and empannel thine ass." -
Don Quixote, ii. 326.
Empedocles (4 syl.) of Sicily. A disciple of Pythagoras. According to Lucian, he threw himself into the crater of Etna, that persons might suppose he was returned to the gods, but Etna threw out his sandal, and destroyed the illusion. (Horace Ars Poetica, 404.) (See Cleombrotos.)

"He who, to be deemed
A god, leaped fondly into Etna flames,
Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 471
Emperor Emperor, not for myself, but for my people. The maxim of Hadrian, the Roman emperor (117- 138).

Emperor of Believers Omar I., father-in-law of Mahomet, and second caliph of the Mussulmans (581- 644).

Emperor of the Mountains king of the woods, and lord of the highways from Florence to Naples. A title assumed by Peter the Calabrian, a famous bandit-chief (1812).

Empire City (The). New York, the great commercial city of the United States.

Empire of Reason; the Empire of Truth etc., i.e. reason or truth as the governing principle. Empire is the Latin imper'ïum, a jurisdiction, and an emperor is one who holds command.

Empirics Quacks. A school of medicine founded by Serapion of Alexandria, who contended that it is not necessary to obtain a knowledge of the nature and functions of the body in order to treat diseases,

  By PanEris using Melati.

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