Index of the Centuries of M.Nostradamus
prepared by J.Flanagan
This index contains all the words used in the Centuries. The original
was downloaded from K.Lowey's site, skynet, which has since closed. The
format of the index is as follows:
Word #Number; Century,Verse . . .
"#Number" refers to the number of times that the word occurs. Words that
differ slightly in spelling or accent are sometimes combined. The
century and verse numbers are listed in order. However, references for
the most common words have been omitted.
Index of the Centuries
Little or no editing has been done to the
text. All spelling and orthographic mistakes and peculiarities have been
retained. Please note the following:
- Capitalization has been omitted; all entries are in lower case.
- Letters u and v are interchangeable.
- Letters i and j are interchangeable. (e.g., iour = jour)
- The letter s is sometimes transcribed as f. (e.g., seront = feront)
- The combination vv usually stands for w.
- I have removed the following prefixes: l', d', s', t', and
n'. These have been appended to the base word as follows: d'avoir ->
avoir,d'. This procedure simplifies searching for specific words. The only
exception is the prefix qu', which I left as is (e.g., qu'a).
- Accents are not always consistently used. For this reason,
I have combined some common words that differ
only by an accent. These are marked with a slash (/) between the two
forms in the first column of the index. The #Number total and the
references are combined for both forms of the word.
- The circonflex accent (^) is sometimes used
to indicate the omission of an original
consonant. However, this usage has evolved over time. For
example, the modern word même is spelled mesme in 16c French.
- Words that are produced by inflections of the same root are counted as
separate words. Thus, singular and plural forms are counted
separately, as are different verb forms.
- Irregular and idiosyncratic spellings are common. If you
can't find a word under a particular spelling, browse the list and you
might find it close by.
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